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'Shake That Thing': A Study of Seriality in Banjo by Claude McKay and Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

Abstract : This thesis focuses on the role of seriality in Banjo by Claude McKay and Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. The different chapters of the books seem loosely connected, however, through the use of recurrent motifs or patterns and the role of the main characters, the authors succeed in giving a sense of progression to their stories. The characters appear grotesque, all suffering from a flaw inherent to their conditions. This prevents them from communicating and therefore from finding a place in the society. They also cannot leave their environment, hence staying alone. Marseilles and Winesburg are cities which need to be escaped from. Travel here is synonym with liberation, even though the latter is only reached by Banjo and George Willard. When the main characters leave, both novels end.
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François Garcin. 'Shake That Thing': A Study of Seriality in Banjo by Claude McKay and Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. Literature. 2014. ⟨dumas-01016919⟩

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