Blixen og syndefaldet

Marie Klaschka, Julie Vitcetz Kjær, Ingeborg Zacho Rath, Sarah Liv Hernø-Toftild, Frida Julie Jessen & Frederikke Mundus

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines three of Karen Blixen’s tales – Ringen, Peter og Rosa and Alkmene. The purpose of this study is to investigate allusions to the Fall of Man within these tales, and the relationship between the characters’ fall and their destiny. In connection with this, we have worked with two different interpretations of the Fall – an orthodox understanding and the Fall understood as Felix Culpa. Furthermore, we have outlined the literary historical background of the project and Blixen’s life as well as her authorship, in order to gain an understanding of the context of the three tales. Subsequently, we have made a thematic analysis of the tales, with the Fall and the changes in character as our main focus points. The themes examined in the analyses have been explored further in the discussion, in which we connect them to the notion of destiny and discuss how the Fall manifests itself within the tales. In this way we have discovered that the notion of destiny and the Fall of Man are closely connected. Blixen’s tales hold both interpretations of the Fall, and thus combine biblical intertextuality with modern themes such as identity. This combination seems to enhance the modern aspects of her literature.

UddannelserDansk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato26 jan. 2016
VejledereCharlotte Engberg


  • Blixen
  • Ringen
  • Syndefald
  • Alkmene
  • Skæbne
  • Felix Culpa
  • Peter og Rosa
  • Intertekst
  • Biblen