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Sethe - A Gothic Heroine, Yet Different: A Character Study in Toni Morrison's Beloved
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of the Humanities.
2001 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose with this essay is to show how the protagonist in Toni Morrison's novel Beloved can be regarded as a traditional gothic heroine. Yet, she is given different roles and actions than a conventional gothic heroine. It is also argued in this essay that Morrison's heroine is given different qualities in order to reveal important messages. First, a short description of the plot is made in order to show the gothic elements in the novel. In the following, Sethe is dealt with in relation to four traditional gothic elements. These four all appear in the novel. These are: The heroine, the villain, the setting with the haunted house and the supernatural force. Then, Sethe as a different gothic heroine is analysed. Finally, Morrison's messages are brought up.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
Toni Morrison, Beloved, Heroine, Sethe
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-1683Local ID: diva2:828932
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2015-05-12 Created: 2001-12-13 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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