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War and conflict - divergence in Kate Atkinsons novels Behind the scenes at the museum and Human Croquet
2002 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

In Kate Atkinson’s novels Behind the Scenes at the Museum and Human Croquet there are conflicts going on at different levels. These conflicts can occur inside the characters, but also between the different characters of the book. Other levels of conflict occur inside families and between families. The worst level of conflict is when different countries start war against each other. This essay aims to describe the conflicts that are portrayed in Kate Atkinson’s novels and to explore what they consist of. All conflicts have a core, and that core is the struggle for power. The person who has power fights with the one who wants more power. A conflict often becomes a question of what each party is willing to give or do to gain more power over the other. All conflicts in Kate Atkinson’s books escalate in the same manner; they go from an argument, through different stages up to complete breakdown or war.

Abstract [en]

In Kate Atkinson’s novels Behind the Scenes at the Museum and Human Croquet there are conflicts going on at different levels. These conflicts can occur inside the characters, but also between the different characters of the book. Other levels of conflict occur inside families and between families. The worst level of conflict is when different countries start war against each other. This essay aims to describe the conflicts that are portrayed in Kate Atkinson’s novels and to explore what they consist of. All conflicts have a core, and that core is the struggle for power. The person who has power fights with the one who wants more power. A conflict often becomes a question of what each party is willing to give or do to gain more power over the other. All conflicts in Kate Atkinson’s books escalate in the same manner; they go from an argument, through different stages up to complete breakdown or war.

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2002. , 29 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-53885Local ID: ENG D-12OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-53885DiVA: diva2:1102445
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English
Available from: 2017-05-29 Created: 2017-05-29

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