A STYLISTIC AND THEMATIC COMPARISON BETWEEN TOUCHING THE VOID BY JOE SIMPSON AND DAVID BY EARLE BIRNEYAna Suvajčević
, 2016, undergraduate thesis
Abstract: The theme of my thesis is a stylistic and thematic comparison between Touching the Void by Joe Simpson and David by Earle Birney. Both works have surprisingly similar themes, so the purpose of the thesis was to find out where they are contiguous, where they diverge, and what are the reasons for this. Since both the poem and the narrative are unique masterpieces, some elements and the reasons for their appearance were sometimes surprising. Firstly, the analysis of morphology of each work was made separately – its themes, symbols, inner and outer forms, which include structure, style and rhythm. In a separate chapter both works, their elements and reason for divergences and similarities were compared and interpreted once again.
Keywords: Earle Birney, David, Joe Simpson, Touching the Void, literary theory, Modernism, literary comparison
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