Sidekicks in American Literature

Sidekicks in American Literature

by Ann Cameron
     
 
Beginning with an analysis of the role of Sancho in the Spanish novel Don Quixote before turning her attention to role in American literature of the descendents of the prototype set down by Cervantes, Cameron (English, Indiana U. at Kokomo) suggests that the sidekick often serves to complicate both the narrative and the main character of novels. From direct

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Beginning with an analysis of the role of Sancho in the Spanish novel Don Quixote before turning her attention to role in American literature of the descendents of the prototype set down by Cervantes, Cameron (English, Indiana U. at Kokomo) suggests that the sidekick often serves to complicate both the narrative and the main character of novels. From direct interpretations of Don Quixote to more independent works, such as Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, she looks at how the inclusion of the sidekick often serves a specific role, occasionally going beyond being a buffoon by subverting traditional sources of authority and taking on qualities of family, sage, mentor, or guide. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Beginning with an analysis of the role of Sancho in the Spanish novel before turning her attention to role in American literature of the descendents of the prototype set down by Cervantes, Cameron (English, Indiana U. at Kokomo) suggests that the sidekick often serves to complicate both the narrative and the main character of novels. From direct interpretations of to more independent works, such as Twain's and Poe's , she looks at how the inclusion of the sidekick often serves a specific role, occasionally going beyond being a buffoon by subverting traditional sources of authority and taking on qualities of family, sage, mentor, or guide. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773470569
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Studies in American Literature Series
Pages:
200

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