Handicapped Characters in Contemporary Fiction Research Proposal by Champ

Handicapped Characters in Contemporary Fiction
A research proposal for examining the effects of a handicap on character development in modern fiction.
# 98370 | 1,751 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 19, 2007 in Literature (Children) , Literature (General)

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The paper presents a research proposal to show how handicapped characters are treated throughout fiction works. The proposed study will explore books, stories, television shows and movies, mostly those that are designed for children, over a certain time period. This is in order to determine the way that handicapped characters evolve, the way that they are treated and whether there are more handicapped characters today than there were previously.

Review of Related Literature

From the Paper:

"Fictional characters have been around for hundreds of years, but very few of these characters have had any kind of noticeable handicap. It is necessary, therefore, to understand why this is the case and what it means for society, as well as to discuss the characters that are handicapped in order to determine information about them, their handicaps, and why they were chosen over others. The topic is relatively wide, and therefore it must be narrowed down somewhat. For purposes of this research proposal the examination of contemporary literature and handicapped characters will be limited to American literature in the late 20th century with specific emphasis on several books/authors."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • A hero sits next door. (2005). Episode Guide. Family Guy Main. http://familyguymain.brave host.com/EpGuide.html
  • AnxietyPanic.com (2006). http://www.anxietypanic.com/
  • Forrest Gump. (n.d.). UMBC. English 347. http://userpages.umbc.edu/~landon/Film%20Sum maries/Summary_ForrestGump.htm
  • Perry, Gregg. (2004). Confessions of a handicapped man. World Net Daily. http://worldnetdaily. com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=37143
  • Snakes on a Plane (2006). Plot Summary. IMDB. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417148/ plotsummary

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