Comparison of Marivaux's Le jeu de l'amour et du hasard and Goldsmith's She stoops to conquer
The purpose of this thesis is to discover and correlate the various points of similarity and of differences found in the study of 'Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard', by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux, and 'She Stoops to Conquer', by Oliver Goldsmith. The method of approach was suggested to the writer by her undergraduate work in the department or French, where connections are constantly being formed with other subjects. An attempt is made to point out how each author reflects his own life and contemporary environment in comedies of almost identical plots, and to note the possibilities of direct influence of "Le Jeu de l' Aamour et du hasard' upon 'She Stoops to Conquer'.
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Wichita, Dept. of French