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The Power of Memory through Object-Metaphors: The Works of Gabrielle Roy

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dc.contributor.advisor Gilbert, Paula Ruth Canning, Jennifer M
dc.creator Canning, Jennifer M 2013-12-06 2014-05-22T19:52:30Z 2014-05-22T19:52:30Z 2014-05-22
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the theme of object-metaphors in the works of Gabrielle Roy, specifically how Roy uses these object-metaphors to trigger the memories of the characters in the texts: Bonheur d’occasion, Rue Deschambault, and La Route d’Altamont. Memory is a recurring and important theme in Roy’s works, and throughout the texts, the memories of the characters are stimulated by objects found in daily life. In this thesis, the objects have been classified into the categories of clothing, food, and domestic objects. Upon encountering these objects, both positive and negative memories for the characters Jean Lévesque, Florentine and Rose-Anna Lacasse and Christine are generated. Using primary critics of Gabrielle Roy and drawing on psychoanalytic and memory-based studies, this thesis demonstrates that exposure to these object-metaphors directly impacts the characters’ memories as well as their actions.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.language.iso fr en_US
dc.subject Gabrielle Roy en_US
dc.subject object-metaphors en_US
dc.subject memory en_US
dc.subject metaphor en_US
dc.subject Quebecoise literature en_US
dc.subject subjective memory en_US
dc.title The Power of Memory through Object-Metaphors: The Works of Gabrielle Roy en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Arts in Foreign Language en_US Master's en Foreign Languages en George Mason University en

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