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Nazister och Amerikaner, propagandistiska tvillingar eller motpoler?: En komparativ studie av propagandistiska uttryck i Die Rothschilds och The Great Dictator
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to examine the differences and similarities between the propaganda used by the United states and the Nazis during the second world war. The object for the analysis are movies, and what expressions of propaganda that can be seen and deciphered. This study will also try to explain why there are similarities and differences between the two countries propaganda. The tool for the analysis of the movies is based on Ralph Donald’s method to interpret propaganda used in Hollywood movies. I have made some modifications to his method in order to apply it on Nazi movies as well.

The movies used in this study are the American The Great Dictator and the German Die Rothschild’s. I have narrowed it down to two movies because of the time limit of this study.

Furthermore, I have presented a small, but crucial part of the previous research in the field of propaganda to suit and to strengthen my arguments and conclusions in the analysis of the movies. The reason why the research is narrow is because of the immense field of propaganda.

The results from this study shows that there are similarities and also differences between the propaganda used by the Americans and the Nazis, and that this in part can be explained by the propagandas purpose to dehumanize the enemy. It can also be explained by the fact that propaganda is used to boost the morale of the Homefront during wartime.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 62
Keyword [en]
Propaganda, Hollywood, Nazis, The Great Dictator, Die Rothschild’s, Second World War, democracy, dictatorship, comparative study
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36418OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-36418DiVA, id: diva2:1190190
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Subject Teacher Education for Secondary School
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Available from: 2018-03-16 Created: 2018-03-13 Last updated: 2018-03-16Bibliographically approved

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