Date

1969

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Adviser

James R. Frakes

Abstract

The story of Thomas Becket has long captivated men's imaginations: two dramatists, T.S. Eliot and Jean Anouilh, have utilized that history as a basis for dramas. Through Becket's story, Eliot and Anouilh present 'indiscussable truths': for Eliot, it is that Becket is the epitome of Christian freedom which comes only through total submission to a Divine will; for Anouilh, it si that each man must determine his own salvation in an isolated universe.

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