This study investigates different perspectives on North Korea, from the narratives of Blaine Harden’s Escape from Camp 14 and Brian Reynolds Myers’ The Cleanest Race. We look into the different stories on North Korea these books present, by analyzing and discussing the content, from which we intend to create a case and further investigate the reason for the continued existence of North Korea as a state. We use Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy and the theory of Pan-determinism in search of a possible answer, to the question of how the population finds a purpose in life, living in the oppressive republic. We have reviewed and analyzed Escape from Camp 14 and The Cleanest Race separately. Furthermore, we have combined the two analyses into a comparative analysis in order to clarify the approach these two literary works has to North Korea. Close to the end of our project, we reached the conclusion, that the propaganda machine, aside the near total isolation from the outside world, are the main and essential parts to upholding the regime of the Kim-family.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||27 maj 2014|
|Vejledere||Carsten Tage Nielsen|