David Lurie's Inner Development Regarding Women and Nonhuman Nature in J. M. Coetzee's 'Disgrace' (1999)

David Lurie's Inner Development Regarding Women and Nonhuman Nature in J. M. Coetzee's 'Disgrace' (1999)

by Deborah Heinen

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich Englisch - Literatur, Werke, Note: 2,3, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Anglistik), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: The work at hand takes a closer look at J.M. Coetzee's novel 'Disgrace' from 1999 from an ecocritical and ecofeminist perspective. It is paid special attention to the protagonist's attitude and relationship towards women, the countryside and what he considers as wilderness, and animals. The main question here is how the protagonist's attitudes change. So in other words, it is taken a look at how the protagonist's 'new' unfamiliar environment influences his character. First of all, the reader gets a brief summary of the story itself and its narrative style. In the following chapter the protagonist's attitude towards women is elucidated. In relation to this, David Lurie's current crisis of identity is taken into consideration because it might influence his view on women. The next chapter deals with the difference between rural and urban areas and, in relation to this, the protagonist's perception of 'otherness'. After this it is taken a look at the protagonist's perception and relation to animals. Finally, the last chapter contains a conclusion and an answer to the question how the protagonist's attitudes towards women, nature, and animals changed. Beyond any doubt, read from an ecocritical perspective, 'Disgrace' offers many more interesting issues that are worth being worked on.

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ISBN-13: 9783668047396
Publisher: GRIN Verlag GmbH
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Sold by: CIANDO
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 18
File size: 360 KB

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