Date of Award
Master of Arts
The various parts of this study deal with various episodes in Jurgen, episodes in which Jurgen progresses from one region to another and from one set of circumstances to another with no very immediately apparent relationship between any two of his adventures. This apparent lack of unity is deceiving. What witness, if we are perceptive, is not an aimless progression to region after region but a series of related allegories, each of which concerns itself with some aspect of reality, the moral values involved therein, and man's "reasonable" adjustment to these realities. The unity of this thesis rests upon the same basis in that it attempts to present the various facets of Cabell's dominant purpose.
Stevenson, Ruth MacDonald, "Cabell's rational morality as expressed through the dream-vision technique in Jurgen" (1962). Master's Theses. 1080.