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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1993

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Jerry W. Yarbrough

Abstract

In both of the 1940 editions, it is clear that Greene used the colon as a stylistic device in developing the thought presentation --particularly indirect thought and free indirect thought -- of the central character, the whisky priest, who remains in hiding to bring the sacraments to the people during an anti-clerical purge in Mexico. It is in his thoughts that the priest's growing perception of his mission is revealed. Preferring an asyndetic style, Greene frequently connected two, three, or four clauses of indirect thought and free indirect thought by punctuating them with colons. When the colons were revised in the Uniform and Collected Editions, the intensity of thought presentation was diluted.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Greene, Graham, 1904-1991 -- Power and the glory
Greene, Graham, 1904-1991 -- Criticism and interpretation
Greene, Graham, 1904-1991 -- Language -- Punctuation

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Publisher

South Dakota State University

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