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ERIC Number: ED040206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 199
Abstractor: N/A
The Values in Four Selected American Novels and Suggested Uses of These Values in High School English Classes.
Hipple, Theodore Wallace
The first purpose of this study was to discover and analyze the values in "The Red Badge of Courage,""Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,""The Catcher in the Rye," and "To Kill a Mockingbird." The values--conscious or unconscious motivators and justifiers of characters' actions and judgments--were classified according to H. S. Broudy's "Building a Philosophy of Education" as economic values, health and recreational values, social values, moral values, aesthetic values, intellectual values, and religious values. Research results indicated that these novels placed great stress on some value categories and very little on others: for example, (1) not one of the four novels offers insights into aesthetic or religious values or esteems group membership, (2) economic values are important in "Huck Finn" and "Catcher," but almost non-existent in "Red Badge" and "Mockingbird," (3) intellectual values are important only in "Catcher" and "Mockingbird," and (4) all four novels treat health, recreational, social and moral values extensively. To suggest uses of the discovered values in high school English classes (the second part of the study), a value-centered literature approach was developed that places high school students' values in confrontation with the values they find in literature. (Author/JM)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois