Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
College of Humanities and Fine Arts
This piece explores the relationship between law and its influence within American literature and the overall culture. Themes of discrimination, corruption, greed, advocacy, and incriminating evidence, present in the analyzed texts and films, greatly plays into the American public’s perception of their judicial system. Is it truly the law influencing American literature and culture, or is it the sentiments of the masses influencing the legal field itself? This work aims at analyzing this question, while also making a point to explain what American citizens can do with such influence and knowledge.
Johnson, Emily and Hamelman, Steven, "The Influence of the Law in American Literature and Culture" (2019). Honors Theses. 352.