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Mind vs. Body and Society: Androgynous Self-Perception and Social Preconceptions of Gender in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Sinne vs. Kropp och Samhälle : Androgyn Självuppfattning och Sociala Fördomar om Genus i Virginia Woolfs Orlando (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This essay argues that Virginia Woolf’s Orlando (1928) suggests that self-perception is not tied to sex and gender because of the difference in the protagonist’s perceptions of his/her gender and sex and the society’s perceptions of the protagonist’s gender and sex. In the essay, a distinction between the mind and the body of the protagonist is used to stress the difference between his/her self-perception and his/her biological sex. Furthermore, gender as a social construction is used as a third part in discussing self-perception, sex and identity. The essay discusses how Orlando does not change as a person even though the body and sex do, and how s/he has to conform to society’s gender norms in various ways. Finally, the essay shows how Orlando is not an exception since other characters’ gendered behavior is determined by society’s preconceptions as well. The essay concludes that society’s gender norms oppress people who live or want to live outside these norms. 

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2014. , 19 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-31844OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-31844DiVA: diva2:710140
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English
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Available from: 2014-04-09 Created: 2014-04-04 Last updated: 2014-04-09Bibliographically approved

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