Date of Award

Spring 5-19-2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Degree Program

English

Department

English

Major Professor

Nancy Easterlin

Second Advisor

Peter Schock

Third Advisor

Leslie White

Abstract

On the heels of an older generation of Romantic poets concerned with the individual’s role in creating reality, Percy Shelley defines perception as a mandatory building block for countering an external physical world that is hostile to the individual. Consequently, the question of perception, both how it is defined and how it can be influenced, plays an important role in Shelley’s works that focus on political and social change. The question of perception, as it relates to the individual and as it relates to social change, is brought to the forefront in Prometheus Unbound and his drama, The Cenci.

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