Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2016

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Degree Program

English

Department

English

Major Professor

Kevin Marti

Second Advisor

Elizabeth Steeby

Third Advisor

Robert Shenk

Abstract

There are many textual and thematic similarities between Dante’s Inferno and Cormac McCarthy’s Outer Dark. There are also significant textual similarities between the New Testament and McCarthy’s third novel, Child of God. Juxtaposing Outer Dark and Child of God to Inferno and the New Testament, respectively, suggests a common trope that redemption requires characters’ name and repent of sin.

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