Bachelor of Arts in English
Margaret Case, Ph.D.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s sophisticated portrait of postwar America is often referred to as an exposé of Scientology. It is much more than that, however. Anderson’s film articulates a bold proposition: even those who believe they are free from any “master” ideology remain ensnared, with or without their conscious knowledge.
Knopf, Chloë, "“You’d Be the First Person in the History of the World”: Inescapable Ideology in The Master" (2019). English Theses. 44.