Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Thomas P. Walsh


Throughout history men have been caught between two modes of existence. One of these modes represents a state of constant despair and destruction; the other represents a way to faith and salvation. The conflict and tension between the two states have placed many men in the position of being consistently stricken by doubt and anxiety. Men in every period of history have experienced this struggle, but perhaps those most severely torn by it were those of the nineteenth-century in Europe.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of English and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1967 Louis Frederick Gorr.

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