The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the family patterns in the commune in the novel Syvmiledrømmen by Ulla Bruun. We will account for the historical and political background of the communes in Denmark in the period 1968-1972. We will use this historical information to understand the fictional commune in the novel Syvmiledrømmen. We will include relevant theories from the social psychologist Lars Dencik and the sociologist Anthony Giddens, use them in the analysis, and later put them into the discussion. Dencik’s theories are based on family types and Giddens’ theories are based on the concept of detraditionalization. Furthermore, we will write a characterization where we focus on the two couple’s relationships in the novel, their roles as parents before and after they settle in the commune, and the generation gap between two of the main characters and their parents. We will use the information from the analysis and use it in our discussion. The focus of our discussion is to portray the development of the communes and the development of the family types that Dencik introduces. In conclusion, it shows that the family patterns in the commune in Syvmiledrømmen undergo a development. There is a transition in the family patterns where the characters go from a nuclear family to an extended family. This has had an effect on the characters interrelationships and their family relations.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||25 maj 2016|