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”Men bruset ökar tills du inte längre känner igen ditt jag” – megarunda gestalter, narrativ identitet och omänsklig odödlighet i Lars Jakobsons De odödliga (2015)

Kullenbok, Johan LU (2016) LIVR41 20161
Master's Programme: Literature - Culture - Media
Abstract (Swedish)
Uppsatsen syftar till att studera konstruktionen av odödlighet i De odödliga genom att undersöka skillnaden mellan hur odödliga gestalter med ett evigt livsspann och hur dödliga gestalter med ett begränsat livsspann framställs. Undersökningen genomförs med hjälp av det grundläggande narratologiska begreppsparet platta och runda gestalter, och utökas därefter med Paul Ricoeurs modell om narrativ identitet som ett verktyg för att förstå tiden och människans existens i den.
Abstract
This thesis aims to study the construction of immortality in Lars Jakobson’s novel The Immortals
(De odödliga, 2015) by examining the difference between how immortal and mortal characters are portrayed. Initially the characters of the novel are classified according to E. M. Forster’s narratological division between flat and round characters. It soon becomes evident that the immortal character, with access to endless, eternal time, does not fit into the regular category of round character, instead expanding beyond conventional rotundity into mega-rotundity.

In order to explain the mega-rotundity, Paul Ricoeur’s theory of narrative discourse as means for explaining human existence and identity in time, is then used. By studying how the... (More)
This thesis aims to study the construction of immortality in Lars Jakobson’s novel The Immortals
(De odödliga, 2015) by examining the difference between how immortal and mortal characters are portrayed. Initially the characters of the novel are classified according to E. M. Forster’s narratological division between flat and round characters. It soon becomes evident that the immortal character, with access to endless, eternal time, does not fit into the regular category of round character, instead expanding beyond conventional rotundity into mega-rotundity.

In order to explain the mega-rotundity, Paul Ricoeur’s theory of narrative discourse as means for explaining human existence and identity in time, is then used. By studying how the immortal characters are described using the narrative connectors presented by Ricoeur, it once again becomes evident that the immortal character refuses categorization. Ricoeur’s narrative connectors are collective processes that when applied to immortal characters become individual, thus resulting in establishing that eternal life is by necessity in-human. (Less)
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author
Kullenbok, Johan LU
supervisor
organization
course
LIVR41 20161
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Odödlighet, Lars Jakobson, De odödliga, platt gestalt, rund gestalt, E.M Forster, narrativ identitet, Paul Ricoeur, megarund
language
Swedish
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8895477
date added to LUP
2017-01-09 16:17:26
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  abstract     = {This thesis aims to study the construction of immortality in Lars Jakobson’s novel The Immortals
(De odödliga, 2015) by examining the difference between how immortal and mortal characters are portrayed. Initially the characters of the novel are classified according to E. M. Forster’s narratological division between flat and round characters. It soon becomes evident that the immortal character, with access to endless, eternal time, does not fit into the regular category of round character, instead expanding beyond conventional rotundity into mega-rotundity.

In order to explain the mega-rotundity, Paul Ricoeur’s theory of narrative discourse as means for explaining human existence and identity in time, is then used. By studying how the immortal characters are described using the narrative connectors presented by Ricoeur, it once again becomes evident that the immortal character refuses categorization. Ricoeur’s narrative connectors are collective processes that when applied to immortal characters become individual, thus resulting in establishing that eternal life is by necessity in-human.},
  author       = {Kullenbok, Johan},
  keyword      = {Odödlighet,Lars Jakobson,De odödliga,platt gestalt,rund gestalt,E.M Forster,narrativ identitet,Paul Ricoeur,megarund},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Men bruset ökar tills du inte längre känner igen ditt jag” – megarunda gestalter, narrativ identitet och omänsklig odödlighet i Lars Jakobsons De odödliga (2015)},
  year         = {2016},
}