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The Notion of Absurdity: A comparative analysis between an absurd and an ideal bureaucratic system
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Föreställningen om absurditet : En jämförande studie mellan ett absurt och ett idealt byråkratiskt system (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller is described as a portrait of absurdities. This essay explores and answers the question as to what this absurdity can be derived from. Guiding research questions are: how is the bureaucratic system depicted in the novel, and how does this system compare to the ideal model of a bureaucracy created by Max Weber? Through a comparative analysis of these two texts the result is that various organizational structures of the system: rationality, consistency, rules and regulations, procedures, and hierarchy, each and together give rise to a notion of absurdity in the novel because of how these structures are depicted.

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2014.
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Rationality, Consistency, Rules, Procedures, Hierarchy
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98092OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-98092DiVA: diva2:781513
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Available from: 2015-01-16 Created: 2015-01-16 Last updated: 2015-01-16Bibliographically approved

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