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Människan som skapare, eller Den moderne Gud: Skapelseberättelsen som den skildras i Clay och Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs genom Milton och Shelley
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Man as creator, or The modern God : The creation myth as it is portrayed in Clay and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs through Milton and Shelley (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis concerns the themes of godhood and creation in modern, secular works. Using literary analysis, the thesis examines how the creation myth and the relationship between creator and creation is written in David Almond’s novel Clay and the video game Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, in comparison with how the same relationship is presented in Frankenstein and Paradise Lost. The thesis focuses on how the different works portray the themes of god, creation, original sin, and atonement, where the portrayals differ and where are the same. It ends with a discussion on how modern, secular stories using these themes manage to separate themselves from their religious origins while still remaining true to their inspirations.

Abstract [sv]

Denna uppsats behandlar ämnena gudomlighet och skapelse i moderna, sekulära verk. Genom att använda litterär analys undersöker uppsatsen hur skapelseberättelsen och förhållandet mellan skapare och skapelse skildras i David Almonds roman Clay och datorspelet Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs i jämförelse med hur samma förhållande presenteras i Frankenstein och Paradise Lost. Uppsatsen fokuserar på hur de olika verken skildrar temana gud, skapelsen, syndafallet och försoningen, samt skillnader och likheter i skildringarna. Den avslutas med en diskussion om hur moderna, sekulära berättelsen som använder dessa teman separerar sig från sitt religiösa ursprung men ändå förblir trogna sina inspirationer.

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2018. , p. 27
Keywords [en]
David Almond, Clay, Amnesia, A Machine for Pigs, creation myth, god, Lucifer, Frankenstein, Paradise Lost
Keywords [sv]
David Almond, Clay, Amnesia, A Machine for Pigs, skapelseberättelsen, gud, Lucifer, Frankenstein, Det förlorade paradiset
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Humanities and the Arts General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-156040OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-156040DiVA, id: diva2:1285135
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