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The themes of corruption, power and truth in three novels by Scott Turow
2008 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to show and discuss how different problems in American law are depicted in three novels by Scott Turow. The themes that will be discussed are corruption, abuse of power and the idea of truth, themes which are frequently portrayed in his novels. The essay is based on three texts, Presumed Innocent which is his first published novel, Pleading Guilty his third novel, and Reversible Errors which was his sixth novel. In chapter one of this essay the problem of corruption is discussed and how ambiguity affects the characters and that no individual is above temptation. Chapter two deals with abuse of power. This chapter discusses and explains how many characters in the American legal system use their positions and power to influence cases and people. The third chapter reflects upon the elusiveness of truth and how ineffective the criminal-justice system really is as a truth-finding mechanism. This chapter illustrates how complicated it can be to find out the most simple truth and how the truth can sometimes both help and destroy guilty as well as innocent people.

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2008.
Keyword [en]
Humanities Theology, Literature, corruption, power, truth, Turow
Keyword [sv]
Humaniora, Teologi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-51297ISRN: LTU-CUPP--08/056--SELocal ID: 88140876-1a20-460d-8055-7cbe390b943eOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-51297DiVA, id: diva2:1024658
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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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