The Double Faust: a new figure in the stories of H. P. Lovecraft

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dc.contributor.advisor Dowling, Gregory it_IT Fasolato, Francesca <1992> it_IT 2019-10-06 it_IT 2020-05-08T05:31:32Z 2019-10-28 it_IT
dc.description.abstract This dissertation aims to show how an author like Howard Philips Lovecraft, who can certainly be defined as belonging to the trend of gothic and weird tales, inserts the Faustian figure in his works. First, this work will analyze when and how gothic literature was born in Europe and how the Faustian figure came to life; tracing the origin of the Faustian myth and seeing its development over the years, culminating in Goethe’s masterpiece. Secondly, the dissertation will follow how this figure developed in America through the works of some authors (with a particular focus on Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Faulkner). Later, it will discuss this character in four stories by H. P. Lovecraft that were selected for my dissertation: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Call of Cthulhu, Pickman’s Mode, and From Beyond. Lovecraft creates a new Faust, a figure that is a savior but is condemned to live in a hell on earth, pursued by his sin. In my dissertation I will answer these questions: how can he escape the powerful force of knowledge of the “unknown”? What is the powerful force that saves one of the Faust figures in the four stories? The man is always saved by his fear and, at the same time, condemned by it. it_IT
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dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Francesca Fasolato, 2019 it_IT
dc.title The Double Faust: a new figure in the stories of H. P. Lovecraft it_IT
dc.title.alternative The Double Faust: a new figure in the stories of H. P. Lovecraft it_IT
dc.type Bachelor Thesis it_IT Lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali it_IT Laurea magistrale it_IT Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2018/2019, sessione autunnale it_IT
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dc.thesis.matricno 839680 it_IT
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dc.subject.language ANGLO-AMERICANO it_IT 10000-01-01
dc.provenance.upload Francesca Fasolato (, 2019-10-06 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck Gregory Dowling (, 2019-10-21 it_IT

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