Maskuliniteter och femininiteter i Vilhelm Mobergs Raskens och Mans kvinna
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This essay, entitled Masculinities and Femininities in Vilhelm Moberg's Raskens and Mans kvinna, is about the masculinities and the femininities that are depicted in Vilhelm Moberg's two novels Raskens (1927) and Mans kvinna (1933). The theory consists of masculinity studies and femininity studies which are complemented with historical research about masculinity and femininity. In my analysis I found several motives concerning the masculinities and femininities. The motives are infidelity, possession of property and land, appearance, revenge, violence and alcohol. The ideal man in Moberg's novels is tall, strong and strong-willed. The two male main characters, Rasken and Håkan, have this in common, even though they have very different goals in their lives. One thing that is different about the masculinities portrayed in the novels is that possession of property and land is depicted as desirable in Raskens, while freedom from property is desirable in Mans kvinna. The ideal woman, at least the woman who is desired by the men in the novels, is young and beautiful, but also hardworking and industrious. At large, it is a traditional and norm based image of the woman and the man that is described in the novels. However, Moberg problematises these images by showing the women's vulnerability and how the men's "manly" behaviour leads to destructiveness.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 69 p.
Vilhelm Moberg, Raskens, Mans kvinna, masculinity, femininity, norm, ideal
General Literature Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28395OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-28395DiVA: diva2:856706
Subject / course
2015-04-21, Södertörns högskola, Huddinge, 21:12 (Swedish)
Jonsson, Eva, Högskolelektor
Lindén, Claudia, Docent