Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy: a critical analysis

Ambrosi, Stefano (2015) Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy: a critical analysis. [Laurea], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Mediazione linguistica interculturale [L-DM270] - Forli', Documento ad accesso riservato.
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In this work, I will try to provide an insightful and accessible analysis of Funny Boy, a coming-of-age novel by Sri Lankan Canadian author Shyam Selvadurai. I will provide a brief biography of the author and a concise outline of the historical context. Subsequently, after discussing the novel's structure and its main characteristics, I will proceed to analyze the significance of the novel's title and the role played by ethnicity and sexuality as equivalent sources of alienation, both individually and through their combined agency. To that end, I will focus on what I consider to be the most salient episodes of the novel that, in my opinion, best exemplify the sense of alienation that any individual belonging to a minority group experiences at some point in their lives in mainstream society.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea)
Autore della tesi
Ambrosi, Stefano
Relatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Ethnicity homosexuality homophobia discrimination Sri Lanka Shyam Selvadurai Funny Boy diaspora alienation
Data di discussione della Tesi
2 Ottobre 2015

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