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Before and After the Bomb: A Study of Narration and Politics in Conrad’s The Secret Agent
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to investigate ways in which the narrative in Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent reflects the political views within and around the novel. The narrative focus of the essay is plot-structure and focalisation, and the political focus circles around anarchy and anarchism. The essay discusses how the anarchist’s belief in individual freedom and Conrad’s scepticism towards politics is reflected in the novel’s narration. I also discuss how the narrator uses irony to reflect Conrad’s scepticism.

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2016. , 21 p.
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"The Secret Agent", Conrad, narration, focalisation, plot-structure, anarchy, anarchism, irony
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52455OAI: diva2:927471
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Language, Culture and Communication Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-08-02 Created: 2016-05-12 Last updated: 2016-08-02Bibliographically approved

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