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Sadomasochism and compliance in the Twilight Saga: Female Submission and the Romance of Being Loved to Death
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay examines the sadomasochistic relationship between the main characters of the Twilight Saga from a psychoanalytic perspective, and looks at the family and gender roles in the Saga from a post-feministic view. Aspects also considered are the portrayal of female sexuality as something dangerous and negative, recreational sex as something perverted, and the pro-marriage and anti-abortion propaganda in the last two novels. The purpose of the essay is to reveal how the author’s personal, and to some extent religious, beliefs and values are validated through the storyline; how the relationship between the main characters, as well as their personal psychological and physical health, change after matrimony and parenthood.

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2013. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Twilight, feminism, psychoanalytic criticism, literature studies, sadomasochism, postfeminism, post-feminism
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General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23375OAI: diva2:641945
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Available from: 2013-09-04 Created: 2013-08-20 Last updated: 2013-09-04Bibliographically approved

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