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The Shakespearean Stahr: Using Genette’s Theory of Intertextuality to Compare The Last Tycoon to Shakespeare’s Tragedies
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay uses Gerard Genette’s theory of intertextuality – in particular, architextuality - in order to establish the connection between Shakespearean tragedies and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last novel, The Last Tycoon. The essay relies mainly on known Shakespeare critic A.C Bradley and the categories he uses in order to establish what makes a Shakespearean tragedy a Shakespearean tragedy. This framework will then be used to further elaborate upon the architextual connection between Shakespeare and Fitzgerald. The essay also compares the characters from The Last Tycoon directly to characters from Shakespeare’s tragedies in order to further show the intertextual connections. For example, Fitzgerald's main character Monroe Stahr is compared to Julius Caesar, from Shakespeare's play of the same name, while the antagonist Mr Brady is compared to both Cassius from the previously mentioned Julius Caesar, as well as Iago from Othello

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2017. , p. 36
Keywords [en]
F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Shakespeare, The Last Tycoon, Gerard Genette, A.C Bradley, Architextuality, Shakespearean Tragedy, Intertextuality
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-62125OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-62125DiVA, id: diva2:1087269
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English
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International Administration Programme with foreign language, 180 credits
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Available from: 2017-04-24 Created: 2017-04-06 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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