The portrayal of male and female characters in young adult dystopian literature

Shivakumar, Aislinn (2013) The portrayal of male and female characters in young adult dystopian literature. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This essay will focus on the different aspects in Young Adult dystopian literature that affect the male and female characters within the stories and how these characters are portrayed. It will examine the elements that continually reappear in Dystopias, such as death of loved ones, futuristic technology and romance. It will look into the use or lack of different sexualities in the genre in the West and Japan. It will also study the personalities of dystopian heroes, male and female, and how the elements around them shape the depiction of these characters. Throughout, the essay will also compare and contrast these aspects against my own dystopian work, City Games, and will look at what I used as inspiration and what I deliberately chose to differentiate from the traditional Young Adult Genre.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 12:55
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:33

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