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Ondska och mening: En studie av gestaltningar av ondska och meningsskapande i Pär Lagerkvists prosa.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Studies in Faith and Ideologies, Systematic Theology and Studies in World Views.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The present Bachelor thesis deals with the portrayals of evil in the two novels Dvärgen (The Dwarf) and Bödeln (The Hangman), both written by Swedish author Pär Lagerkvist and published in the first half of the twentieth century. The theoretical starting point of the thesis is based on a text centered analysis in which I will assume that the fictional characters can be treated as if they were real. In two separate analyses of how evil is portrayed and what functions it can fill, I illuminate a number of examples of how evil is expressed in the narratives. I also show that evil can be portrayed as something that creates meaning within the framework of the literary texts. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 37 p.
Keyword [sv]
Ondska, meningsskapande, Pär Lagerkvist, Bödeln, Dvärgen
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-276311OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-276311DiVA: diva2:902346
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Studies in Systematic Theology, Ethics and Philosophy of Religion
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-10 Last updated: 2016-02-11Bibliographically approved

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