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Un estudio de La Sombra del Viento de Carlos RuizZafón desde una perspectiva de género
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish as Second Language.
2015 (Spanish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A study of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind from a genderperspective (English)
Abstract [es]

Esta tesina tiene el propósito de analizar las características de algunos de lospersonajes principales de La Sombra del Viento de Carlos Ruiz Zafón desde un punto de vistade género. El estudio se basa en diferentes teorías de género que pretenden funcionar comoherramientas para poder destacar las diferencias entre las descripciones femeninas y lasmasculinas que aparecen en la obra. Primero, definimos y concretamos el término género conla ayuda de las teorías de Yvonne Hirdman. En segundo lugar, presentamos la teoría deldualismo, de acuerdo con la cual Lena Gemzöe hace una división entre las cualidadesmasculinas y femeninas. El objetivo de nuestro estudio ha sido hacer un análisis de lascaracterísticas de algunos de los personajes principales de para demostrar si existenconstrucciones de identidad de género desde una perspectiva dualista. Como resultado denuestro estudio podemos afirmar que Zafón refuerza la división entre las cualidadesmasculinas y femeninas. Los personajes masculinos son descritos como fuertes, valientes,lógicos, intelectuales e independientes. Paralelamente, las mujeres son descritas como débiles,cobardes, intuitivas y dependientes. Además, consideramos que Zafón da a todos lospersonajes masculinos mayor espacio, estatus y protagonismo en el desarrollo de la historia.En todo momento, queda claro que Zafón crea de forma inconsciente el orden de género yrefuerza así las diferencias sexuales.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to analyze the character features of the main characters inthe novel The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón from a gender perspective. The studyis based on different gender theories that have worked as tools to highlight the differencesbetween female and male character descriptions in the novel. First, we define the term genderwith the help of the theories of Yvonne Hirdman. Secondly, we present the theory of dualism,according to which Lena Gemzöe makes a division between masculine and feminine qualities.The thesis question of the study was to analyze whether the author has created thecharacteristics of the main characters with a dualistic gender identity construction or not. As aresult of our study we found that Zafón reinforces the division between the masculine andfeminine qualities. The male characters are described as strong, brave, logical, intellectual andindependent. On the other hand, the female characters are described as weak, cowardly,intuitive and dependent. We also believe that Zafón gives all the male characters more space,status and role in the development of the story. At all times, it is clear that Zafónunconsciously reinforces the division between genders.

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2015.
Keyword [en]
dualism, gender, identity construction
Keyword [es]
construcciones de identidad, género, dualismo
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-18376OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-18376DiVA: diva2:827681
Available from: 2015-06-29 Created: 2015-06-29

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