Protected values and the meaning of life in Marilynne Robinson’s novel Gilead

Mária Hricková 1
  • 1 Department of English and American Studies Constantine the Philosopher University Stefanikova 67, 949 74 , Nitra, Slovakia


The paper examines the protected values in Marilynne Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Gilead (2004). The aim of the study is to show the significance of three major values, namely faith, family and education. It also attempts to suggest how complexly these values interrelate and eventually represent the central tenets of the life worth living.

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