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Familial influence and social expectations in Jay McInerney's Story of My Life and Bright Lights, Big City
2000 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main aim of this essay is to explian why Alison in Story of My Life and the protagonist in Bright Lights, Big City are forced into a numbing decadence and how the concept of familial estrangement to a great extent influences them. Furthermore this essay seeks to examine how the social and moral temper of the 1980's serves to maintain an already complicated existence. To be able to resurect their lives the protagonist need to reliquish the illusion of control and this implies a confrontation with superficial ideals as well as it involves the end of repression, as the main characters can no longer escape their unforgettable past.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, 1980's, Jay McInerney, Story of My Life, Bright Lights, Big, City, familial influences
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-49723ISRN: LTU-CUPP--00/21--SELocal ID: 70ab108e-d379-412f-a175-841c31f74cf2OAI: diva2:1023070
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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