Degree Year

1981

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

English

Advisor(s)

Robert Pierce

Keywords

Ritual, Sacrifice, Brome, David Rudkin

Abstract

In part, this study is a response to a frightening reality-- humans acting to take human life. It is an attempt to understand better how, why and when that act is deemed holy. It is an examination of ritual sacrifice, its symbolic structure, its use and its perversions in two very different dramatic works, the Brome version of the medieval Abraham and Isaac and David Rudkin's modern, British Afore Night. In respect for the eldest, I begin with the former.

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