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dc.contributor.advisorFalke, Cassandra
dc.contributor.authorOlsen, Martin Sande
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-25T10:42:01Z
dc.date.available2015-08-25T10:42:01Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-16
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the bleak nihilistic literary universe portrayed in the novels No Country for Old Men, The Road, and The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form, by Cormac McCarthy. These works portray the cause of human civilization’s death to be the decay of morality through the absence of divine agency. Without divinity present to enforce moral laws upon the population humans are free to construct their own morals, or even reject the very notion of morals entirely. Though some remnants of moral goodness still remains to the very end, that goodness does not have the capacity to restore civilization, because the negating force of nihilism is always present to overpower and negate the moral code. McCarthy's later works portray God's abandonment of his responsibility to govern the world in No Country for Old Men, to the logical conclusion of the godless world and the end of human civilization in The Road.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/7966
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_7559
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universiteten_US
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2015 The Author(s)
dc.subject.courseIDENG-3992en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Philosophical disciplines: 160en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Filosofiske fag: 160en_US
dc.subjectNihilismen_US
dc.subjectMcCarthyen_US
dc.subjectMoralityen_US
dc.subjectAmoralityen_US
dc.titleThe Nihilistic Cosmos of Cormac McCarthy's Later Worksen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen_US


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