"If I Could Think of Somewhere to Go": Alienation in S.E. Hinton's Rumble Fish
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Om jag kunde hitta någonstans att gå" : Utanförskap i S.E. Hintons Rumble Fish (Swedish)
This essay focuses on the alienation experienced by Rusty-James in S.E. Hinton’s Rumble Fish (1975). It more specifically centers on the causes of his alienation and how the alienation is illustrated in the novel. The analysis shows that the alienation Rusty-James experiences is caused partly by socioeconomic factors; for example his lack of hope for the future is closely connected to the fact that he belongs to a low socioeconomic class. In addition, there are also psychological factors, for example a childhood trauma. The alienation and its causes are mainly illustrated through the symbolism of the featured Siamese fighting fish and how Rusty-James’ relationships are depicted.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 19 p.
S.E. Hinton, Rumble Fish, Alienation, Rusty-James, psychoanalytic literary criticism, marxist literary criticism
Languages and Literature
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41141OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-41141DiVA: diva2:914882
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