Los Suenos en las Novelas "Marianela," "Fortunata y Jacinta," Y "Miau" de Benito Perez Galdos
Schrier, Leslie Lisbeth
MetadataShow full item record
SubjectPérez Galdós, Benito--1843-1920--Marianela; Pérez Galdós, Benito--1843-1920--Fortunate y Hacinta; Pérez Galdós, Benito--1843-1920--Miau; Realism in Literature; Spanish Literature
A close examination of the novels "Marianela," "Fortunata y Jacinta" and "Miau" by Benito Perez Galdos and a careful reading of a wide variety of secondary sources about this famous Spanish realist has revealed a few small areas which have yet to be fully investigated. One of these areas is Galdos' use of dreams and it is this topic in relation to the three above mentioned novels that this thesis (written in Spanish) examines. The results of this research suggests three major conclusions. The first is that Galdos uses dreams as part of the overall construction of the novel. For example, the dream is used to summarize or fore-shadow the plot of the novel. The second is that Galdos uses dreams to aid him in the development of his characters. In this instance one finds dreams reflecting the frustrations of the main characters, not infrequently sexual in nature. And finally Galdos uses dreams to reveal the religious conflicts and tensions within his characters. And not infrequently in this usage, we find Galdos criticizing the Catholic Church of his day.
52 leaves. Advisor: Rosendo Diaz-Peterson
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Hegarty, George (Drake University, 1978-07)William Gaddis's "The Recognitions" is a highly praised contemporary American novel. Yet, relatively little has been written about the lengthy and complex masterpiece, as a summary of the criticism indicates. This ...
Taylor, Donald Cloyd (Drake University, 1976-10)The novel, The Man Who Knew Mary, is a fancy of science and art. It is a novel of analogy and simulacrum, of coincidence and synchronicity. Beginning as an ethnobotanist, John Whitney, the central character through whose ...
Norris, Dale Bailey (Drake University, 1989-05)Although John Milton's Paradise Lost presses readers towards fashioning Eve as a temptress, the text simultaneously invites an interpretation Eve as a composition of active goodness. Readers, however, tend to accept ...