Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Number of Pages

87

Abstract

A Path to Nowhere: Violence, Sex, and Humor in Cormac McCarthy's Child of God and Suttree discusses some of the uses of three prevalent elements in two of McCarthy's works. Chapter One introduces violence and its importance to his fiction, demonstrating that it is often linked with sex and humor, and it discusses the two novels' lack of closure. Chapter Two describes McCarthy's use of the three elements in Child of God. Chapter Three illustrates his use of the elements in Suttree. Chapter Four concludes the essay by offering some reasons why Child of God and Suttree lack closure.

Keywords

Child; Cormac; God; Humor; Mccarthy; Nowhere; Path; Sex; Suttree; Violence

Controlled Subject

American literature

File Format

pdf

File Size

1945.6 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/n657-suvf


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