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From zero to hero: Utvecklingen av karaktären Pepper Potts i Iron Man-trilogin
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a narrative essay about the development of the character Pepper Potts from the Iron Man movies, how she is portrayed and reflects the gender trouble in the society. The main character Tony Stark and Pepper Potts relationship has been analysed with cultural studies and representation. Selected scenes from Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3 containing Pepper Potts and Tony Stark, as well as conversations and events has been analysed from gender, The Male Gaze (Laura Mulvey), woman as sign (Griselda Pollock) and narratology. The conclusion of the essay resulted in Pepper Potts changed behaviour and social status improved, coupled to The Male Gaze and woman as sign, proves how she is fighting against the societies construction of gender. Pepper Potts evolves in many ways during the trilogy. With Bals description of narratology and characters, as well as Sundstedt’s template, describe that Pepper Potts personality, work situation and relationship status change. Pepper Potts relationship to Tony Stark evolved from a work related relationship to a love related relationship.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Genus, Iron Man, Pepper Potts, Narrativ, Cultural Studies, Representation, Karaktärer, Laura Mulvey, Mieke Bal, Simon Lindgren, Griselda Pollock, Tony Stark
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-54749Local ID: bad759d9-0e61-405f-a782-d0e9602a0a08OAI: diva2:1028131
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Media and Communication Science, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20151016 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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