Open Access Senior Thesis
© 2014 Rose DuCharme
This thesis examines narrative uncertainty in the twentieth century novel as it relates to madness, adultery, and the convention of the unreliable narrator. The unreliable narratives of Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier and Marguerite Duras’ Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein expose their characters’ investment in illusions, the doubling of the narrators’ and readers’ desires to interpret, the transfer of madness through narrative, and the possibility that a void of meaning underlies the text.
DuCharme, Rose, "Mad Love and Narrative Uncertainty in the Twentieth Century: A Study of the Good Soldier and Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein" (2014). Scripps Senior Theses. 415.