We propose to speak about the word and the act of escapism. Escapism has for generations been perceived as a scourge upon the production and work oriented world. Throughout this project we hope to show escapism in a better light. Through a combination of literary and psychological theories, we analyse four chapters of the world-famous book series The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. With this analysis in combination with several theories, we embark on a discussion regarding Escapism. This discussion touches upon the feelings that these great works of art evoke and about the way they help us deal with some of the existential conditions which humankind is subjected to. Furthermore, how the literary genre of fantasy especially stands out in this regard. We reach the conclusion that escapism should be reclaimed, and we put forth several arguments such as the emotional benefit that this act grants, and too endure the existential conditions of human life. We also conclude that fantasy is suitable for escapism, and that escapism, not unlike religion, in multiple aspects grant relief and coping mechanisms.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||17 dec. 2019|
|Vejledere||Lasse Horne Kjældgaard|