Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Post-Traumatic Stress Among the Children in Golding’s Lord of The Flies
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The essay explored the connection between the deviation of the children’s behavioral patterns and the theory of psychoanalysis. Texts by Klein and Freud and also adaptations of their theories by Mangs, Martell and Salzberg-Wittenberg were used to explore whether the characters followed the developmental stages according to psychoanalysis. Through a comparison between the records of the characters’ behavior with diagnostic material regarding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder composed by the American Psychiatric Association, the conclusion was drawn that the result of the analysis points towards the fact that the deviation in the behavioral patterns of the children was a result of the traumatic events that took place around them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Psychoanalysis, Golding, Trauma, PTSD
National Category
General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12103Archive number: HEU:C12:7OAI: diva2:534277
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-21 Created: 2012-06-15 Last updated: 2012-07-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Post-Traumatic Stress Among the Children in Golding’s Lord of The Flies(389 kB)1485 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 389 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Näslund, Simon
By organisation
Faculty of Education and Business Studies
General Literature Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1485 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 560 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link