TITLE

MORALISM AND DETERMINISM IN 'THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG'

AUTHOR(S)
Rucker, Mary E.
PUB. DATE
January 1977
SOURCE
Studies in Short Fiction;Winter77, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Explores the concept of moralism and determinism in the short story 'The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,' by Mark Twain. Use of training in honesty and stranger's machinations as deterministic forces in the story; Assertion of Twain on absolute determinism; Capacity of the characters in the story to make moral distinctions and freedom to act in accordance with those distinctions.
ACCESSION #
7150911

Tags: ETHICS in literature;  FREE will & determinism in literature;  MAN That Corrupted Hadleyburg, The (Short story)

 

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