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Animals and Animal Metaphors in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace

Abstract : To understand J.M. Coetzee’s novel Disgrace, it is necessary to explain and explore the ways in which the author uses animal metaphors and animal imagery in Disgrace as a lens to highlight important yet untold topics. This dissertation’s aim is to shed light on the denunciations the author formulates through the use of literary devices using animals. Parts of the novel that are difficult to read and understand are tackled. For instance, the silence that follows the specific act of violence that is rape, is analysed. The role of the male gaze and the concept of intersectionality are also examined. In parallel to human suffering, this study makes the reader grow aware of the suffering of animals as it is expressed in Disgrace.
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Dana Indira Azagamel. Animals and Animal Metaphors in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2021. ⟨dumas-03325079⟩

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