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Means of survival in The Handmaid´s Tale and 1984
2003 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The question of survival seems to be eternal. This essay is an attempt to look at the means used to survive hard times and oppression. The sources for this study are the novels The Handmaid´s Tale by Margaret Atwood and 1984 by George Orwell. The Handmaid´s Tale was published in 1985 and given its theme of female captivity within the setting of a rightwing secterian society, the novel received great attention. It is said to belong to the genre of dystopian novels and, as such,is in one way comparable with Orwell´s novel. The aim of this essay is to focus on similarities regarding how the main characters can cope with the situation and what means they have to help survive the oppressin. Also of interest is the question of survival: if they survive, what kind of life is there after the entrapment?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, English literature, engelsk litteratur
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57924ISRN: LTU-CUPP--03/045--SELocal ID: e8acc721-8e3a-4d8f-93ab-f18ce22e0e25OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-57924DiVA: diva2:1031312
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
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English, bachelor's level
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Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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