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The Manic Pixie Dream Girls in John Green’s Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Manic Pixie Dream Girls i John Greens Looking for Alaska och Paper Towns (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

In this study, the function of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope in John Green’s young adult novels Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns is researched using feminist criticism and postfeminist theory. My claim is that The Manic Pixie Dream Girls in Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns perpetuate stereotypical gender roles and thereby help maintain a glorified image of the muse. I support this claim by researching how Alaska and Margo fit into the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope and, as such, how they perpetuate stereotypical gender roles. Furthermore, this study shows how the MPDG is connected to the traditional archetype of the muse. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Muse
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Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-136610OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-136610DiVA: diva2:1112505
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Engelska, examensarbete för kandidatexamen
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Available from: 2017-06-20 Created: 2017-06-20 Last updated: 2017-06-20Bibliographically approved

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