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Avenging the Anthropocene: Green philosophy of heroes and villains in the motion picture tetralogy The Avengers and its applicability in the Swedish EFL-classroom
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay investigates the ecological values present in antagonists and protagonists in the narrative revolving the Avengers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The analysis concludes that biocentric ideals primarily are embodied by the main antagonist of the film series, whereas the protagonists mainly represent anthropocentric perspectives. Since there is a continuum between these two ideals some variations were found within the characters themselves, but philosophical conflicts related to the environment were also found within the group of the Avengers. Excerpts from the films of the study can thus be used to discuss and highlight complex ecological issues within the EFL-classroom.

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2019. , p. 50
Keywords [en]
Ecocriticism, anthropocentrism, biocentrism, ecology, environmentalism, film, EFL, upper secondary school, Avengers, Marvel Cinematic Universe
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-86044OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-86044DiVA, id: diva2:1332916
Subject / course
English
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
Presentation
2019-05-29, Fe3027, Trummenvägen 1, Växjö, 10:15 (English)
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Available from: 2019-07-02 Created: 2019-06-28 Last updated: 2019-07-02Bibliographically approved

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