Liberté, Egalité, Amour : George Sand et l’Education
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In this French Honors thesis I explore in detail two of the novels of George Sand, Indiana and Mauprat, tracing their similarities and differences at the levels of plot, character, theme and language, and ultimately coming to the conclusion that Sand develops an ideal of education in her society, which benefits not only the student in question through helping them to achieve personal liberty and romantic love, but also revealing strong social concerns in that those characters initially oppressed by their societies and lack of education, upon receiving an education extend positive benefits towards and work to improve their societies. I conclude by briefly considering George Sand in the context of the 19th century amidst other new ideas about education, and specifically the many similarities between her own works and those of George Eliot.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2014
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