Costume and the Self-Extension: The Functions of Costume in Elmer Gantry from the Perspective of Material Culture

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As the other creation of material culture, clothes have concrete forms, and reflect the wearer’s taste and appreciation of beauty while provide certain social significance. This paper attempts to analyze the connection between the costume of the hero Elmer Gantry in the novel Elmer Gantry and his self-identity, then to discover how the novelist, Sinclair Lewis ,the first Nobel Prize winner in the USA, by describing the costume of the character, explores the different inner self-identities of one man.

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Dunwen Zuo, Hun Guo, Hongli Xu, Chun Su, Chunjie Liu and Weidong Jin

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474-478

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.33.474

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J.W. Luo and K. Yu, "Costume and the Self-Extension: The Functions of Costume in Elmer Gantry from the Perspective of Material Culture", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 33, pp. 474-478, 2010

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October 2010

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