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dc.contributor.advisorStrickland, Donnaen
dc.contributor.authorMcDermott, Margaret Annen_US
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summeren
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 13, 2009)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- English.en_US
dc.description.abstractGuilt as a rhetorical device is an aspect of the study of rhetoric that is largely ignored by the academic community. It has been used effectively, as in the case of conduct literature, for a number of years and continues as a popular motivator today. This paper explores modern day theories of guilt as a motivator in order to enable understanding of this device. However, in order to demonstrate the lasting effects of guilt as a social motivator the primary source for this paper is conduct literature. It is through the analysis of the conduct literature and the rhetorical devices used therein, both for women and for men, that guilt becomes an apparent motivator.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b70627794en_US
dc.identifier.oclc430349124en_US
dc.identifier.otherMcDermottM-070808-T11770en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5781
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theses
dc.subject.lcshGuilt in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshConduct of life in literatureen_US
dc.titleTools of a trade: guilt as a rhetorical device in conduct literatureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglisheng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US


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