Faculty Advisor

Brattin, Joel J.

Faculty Advisor

Ephraim, Michelle

Abstract

This project, a culmination of academic research and cultural investigations in London, consists of pieces on works by Shakespeare and Dickens and an extended analysis of Nancy from Oliver Twist. I argue that Dickens's Nancy is a common woman's Desdemona, and through her the reader experiences a compelling narrative of redemption, making her more tragic than the idealized Desdemona. Nancy's realism as a London prostitute and her awareness of her own doom create a modern rendition of Shakespeare's classic drama.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Humanities and Arts

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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