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"Om jag kunde drömma, skulle jag drömma om dig": En genusstudie av Stephenie Meyers Twilight-karaktärer
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
'If I could dream at all, I would dream about you'. : A gender study of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight characters. (English)
Abstract [en]

One task of school is to counteract traditional gender patterns. Literature is an actor which can affect people’s perceptions of what is feminine and what is masculine. It can therefore be worth looking at the works of fiction that are available for pupils in school. A book that is popular among children and adolescents is Twilight (2007). The aim of this essay is to see how the characters Bella and Edward in Twilight are portrayed in relation to traditional and norm-breaking gender patterns.

Earlier research on gender in children’s literature and earlier studies of Twilight have been used as a foundation for the analysis. The method applied in the study is character analysis with the focus on genre theory.

The analysis shows that Bella is depicted as a vulnerable but brave girl, while Edward is portrayed as an emotional but strong boy. It is possible to find both traditional and norm-breaking gender patterns in the book.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 28 p.
Keyword [sv]
Twilight, genus, könsmönster, karaktärsanalys, litteratur, Meyer
National Category
General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-39586OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-39586DiVA: diva2:784710
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Litteraturvetenskap
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans tidigare år
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Available from: 2015-02-02 Created: 2015-01-30 Last updated: 2015-02-02Bibliographically approved

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