Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Evan J. Molineux
An analysis on Evelyn Waugh's novels: Brideshead Revisited, Decline and Fall, and Vile Bodies as well as their film and television adaptations. The paper relates all of these works to Waugh's idea that the true value and reason why students should attend university is not because their degree will earn them a massive salary, but because it allows for another four years of sequestered development away from adult society. Waugh stated that the true value of his time as an undergraduate at Oxford was because it provided him with the opportunity to drink, throw parties, discover art, etc...which therefore gave him an appropriate amount of time to grow up gradually. All of these novels, films, and television series provide substantial evidence as to why Waugh's point was correct and is still valid.
Molineux, Evan J., "The Value of Attending University: An Analysis on the Novels of Evelyn Waugh and their Adaptations" (2016). CMC Senior Theses. 1407.