Master of Arts
James R. Frakes
This thesis is concerned with the problem of sentimentality in Henry James's The Pupil. This story deals with potentially sentimental situations and characters. It is the prupose of this study to show that certain elements in The Pupil could fit into a sentimental formula and that an analysis of the skillful ways in which James avoids sentimentality will prove helpful to a reading of this story. It will be shown that James achieves his effect by complexity, discrimination, and ambiguity.
Smith, Alma D., "Henry james's "the pupil" and the problem of sentimentality" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 3773.