Date of Award

Spring 5-14-2016

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA English

Department

English

Advisor

Donovan Sherman, Ph.D

Committee Member

Angela Weisl, Ph.D

Keywords

nature, redemption, Shakespeare

Abstract

This thesis explores the paradoxical connection in As You Like It, King Lear and The Tempest between instances of human surrender to nature and the redemption that occurs in the human realm despite nature's apathy toward the human existence.

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