Shangri-La himmel eller fängelse?: En postkolonialistiskt studie av James Hiltons Blå månen
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
General Literature Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-23361OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-23361DiVA: diva2:717005
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