Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Bruce Baker


Thus, long ago a Norse mother sang to her son. In every land, in every age, success has been man's common goal. But “success,” so universally soft, has not always had the same meaning for everyone: to some it meant a religious or spiritual achievement; to some it meant an intellectual achievement; to some, physical powers or military victory; still to others success was a social or political goal. Each of these views of success has been strongly affected by the cultural background of the individual who sought to succeed in the society of which he was a part.


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 1971 Yoshiko Tanaka.

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