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Different kinds of monsters: a literary comparative analysis of Frederick Clegg and Patrick Bateman
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

”American Psycho” and ”The Collector” are two novels which depict the two world-famous antagonists Patrick Bateman and Frederick Clegg, two men who at first appear to share few similarities: Patrick Bateman is a successful businessman, who lives a lavish lifestyle and murders whoever he wants. Frederick Clegg wins a large sum of money and uses it to build a dungeon where he can hold his obsession, Miranda, in an attempt to make her love him the way he loves her. However, do the two men share any similarities? This essay compares the two men. The first two chapters focus on the two men, and are divided into three categories: The character, the crimes and the book. The third chapter compares the findings in the previous chapters, and the fourth presents the results. The aim of this essay is to analyze and compare two famous antagonists and to give the reader an answer to whether Patrick Bateman and Frederick Clegg have any aspect of themselves or their crimes in common, or if they are as different as they appear at first view.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Patrick Bateman, Frederick Clegg, Comparative Analysis, D-, essay
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57925ISRN: LTU-DUPP--09/150--SELocal ID: e8b3a7b0-3173-45db-9f57-3f1d49ff7185OAI: diva2:1031313
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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