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Shangri-La himmel eller fängelse?: En postkolonialistiskt studie av James Hiltons Blå månen
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to analyze how hierarchy in both ethnicity and gender is portrayed in the novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton. I will look on this utopian novel about Shangri-La and see for whom it is a utopia. I have also analyzed in a psychological perspective why the European men with an experience with war likes the visit in Shangri-La when other people in the novel don’t like it.

I have used postcolonial, feministic and psychological perspective to see for whom the Shangri-La is a utopia. I have discussed the concept of utopia, it’s both a literary genre and it’s also, the term for an ideal society.

My result is that the fictive place Shangri-La is a utopia for the men, specially the European men, with a war experience.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 35 p.
National Category
General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-23361OAI: diva2:717005
Subject / course
Comparative Literature
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2014-05-14 Created: 2014-04-25 Last updated: 2014-05-14Bibliographically approved

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