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dc.identifier.citationBalandina, Tatiana. Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus. Masteroppgave, University of Oslo, 2004en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates Angela Carter's novel Nights at the Circus (1984). My overall aim is to analyze the novel by putting stress on genre, narrative, characters, and characterization functioning as separate units and as a unity. In my analysis of the novel I examine the concept of "magic realism" and consider Nights at the Circus in the context of magic realism; I study the narrative plot, structure, perspective, voice, and temporality as presented by Carter in the novel; I explore the system of characters suggesting my own classification of them. This thesis studies both the two major characters -- Jack Walser and Sophie Fevvers -- and most of the minor ones. It is my aim to trace the development and characterization of the minor characters through their interaction with Fevvers and Walser. I find these peripheral characters important since in relation to the central characters, they contribute to the problems and formation of the thematics of Nights at the Circus. Thus, together, major and minor characters constitute a complex system of interrelations, and it is through their confrontation with each other that the reader gets most information about them. Some of the characters are considered in the light of the carnival as described by Mikhail Bakhtin.nor
dc.titleAngela Carter's Nights at the Circus : genre, narrative, characters and characterizationen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.creator.authorBalandina, Tatianaen_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Balandina, Tatiana&rft.title=Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2004&rft.degree=Masteroppgaveen_US
dc.contributor.supervisorJakob Lotheen_US

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