Date of Completion

Spring 5-1-2009

Thesis Advisor(s)

Jonathan Hufstader

Honors Major



American Literature | American Popular Culture | French and Francophone Literature | Literature in English, British Isles


This thesis analyzes the evolution of the lawyer character from the novels of the early 19th century through those of the modern day. The representation of the lawyer character illustrates the contemporary view of lawyers in society and also provides a framework of the relationship between the lawyer and the common man.