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Atrociteter och Psychopater: representationer av ondska i Final Fantasy VII-projektet
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine representations of evil in the multimedia project Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. By using a theoretical framework composed of Claudia Card’s atrocity paradigm (2002, 2010) and various descriptions of mainly fictional psychopaths and mental disturbances (Elliott 1996; Wilson 1999; Horsley 2007), six different events are analyzed in order to determine whether these fulfill the criteria of inexcusable evils. The results show that all six events reasonably are described as examples of inexcusable evils; especially in terms of lack of valid moral excuses. While the events are the primary focus of the study, a secondary purpose is to examine the representations of the characters responsible for causing these evils. In the final section of the study, the conclusion is drawn that the characters are portrayed as rather stereotypical villains with psychopathic tendencies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
evil, atrocity paradigm, psychopath, villain, video games, Final Fantasy
Keyword [sv]
ondska, atrocitet, psykopat, skurk, tv-spel, Final Fantasy
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216438OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-216438DiVA: diva2:689849
Subject / course
Studies in Systematic Theology, Ethics and Philosophy of Religion
Available from: 2014-01-28 Created: 2014-01-21 Last updated: 2014-01-28Bibliographically approved

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