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Beauty Mania and Intellectual Hollowness: How the Obsession of Physical Perfection Leads to a Spiritually Disturbed Population in Jeanette Winterson's The Stone Gods
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In Western society, appearance has become constricted to an extent where everybody looks more or less the same, i.e. Western culture has become a culture where beauty is something very standardized. Jeanette Winterson’s The Stone Gods discusses the subjects of body and perfection by creating a civilization where our society's ideals of body and beauty are given an extreme form. This essay discusses The Stone Gods and the society that it depicts from a cultural perspective concentrating on the social aspects of beauty and body, and examine how narrowed ideals affect the people, who live in the shadow of the norms, and moreover how they affect the society as a whole in the novel.

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2010. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Body, Ideal, Beauty, Sexuality, Physical Perfection, The Stone Gods, Jeanette Winterson, Science Fiction, Literary Studies
Keyword [sv]
Kropp, Ideal, Skönhet, Sexualitet, The Stone Gods, Jeanette Winterson, Science Fiction, Literaturvetenskap
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General Literature Studies Specific Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14149OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-14149DiVA: diva2:389613
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2011-03-01 Created: 2011-01-19 Last updated: 2011-03-01Bibliographically approved

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