Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Anna-Lotta Lindström , pp. 21. Inst. för humaniora/Dept. of the Humanities, 2001.

The work

Författare / Author: Anna-Lotta Lindström
Titel / Title: Sethe - A Gothic Heroine, Yet Different: A Character Study in Toni Morrison's Beloved
Abstrakt Abstract:

The purpose with this essay is to show how the protagonist in Toni Morrison's novel Beloved can be regarded as a traditional gothic heroine. Yet, she is given different roles and actions than a conventional gothic heroine. It is also argued in this essay that Morrison's heroine is given different qualities in order to reveal important messages. First, a short description of the plot is made in order to show the gothic elements in the novel. In the following, Sethe is dealt with in relation to four traditional gothic elements. These four all appear in the novel. These are: The heroine, the villain, the setting with the haunted house and the supernatural force. Then, Sethe as a different gothic heroine is analysed. Finally, Morrison's messages are brought up.

Ämnesord / Subject: Humaniora - The Humanities\English
Humaniora - The Humanities\English
Humaniora - The Humanities\English
Nyckelord / Keywords: Toni Morrison, Beloved, Heroine, Sethe

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Språk och kultur/Humanities
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/16/2004
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: C-Uppsats


Handledare / Supervisor: Michael Davis
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: Inst. för humaniora/Dept. of the Humanities

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Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: gothic features.pdf (85 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)