Honors Program

Honors in English

Date of Award

12-2015

Thesis Professor(s)

Mark Holland

Thesis Professor Department

Literature and Language

Thesis Reader(s)

Lindsey King, Thomas Holmes

Abstract

This thesis explores the trickster character through the lens of his role as a cultural hero. The two characters that I chose to examine are from North American myth, specifically Winnebago Hare and Brer Rabbit. These two characters represent the duality of the trickster while simultaneously embodying the lauded abilities of the hero. Through their actions these two characters shape culture through the very action of disrupting societal norms.

Publisher

East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.