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The Depiction of Gender in Terry Pratchett's Discworld
Mládek, Pavel ; Topolovská, Tereza (advisor) ; Ženíšek, Jakub (referee)
This work concerns itself with the Discworld series of the British fantasy author Terry Pratchett, and with how sex and gender are depicted in it. It mainly looks at the books Feet of Clay (1996), The Fifth Elephant (1999), Monstrous Regiment (2003), and Raising Steam (2013), which deal with these topics the most openly. It attempts to reveal whether the series presents more the view that sex and gender are tightly intertwined, or even that gender does not exist at all, so-called gender critical view, or whether gender and sex are more or less independent of each other and the characters in the series may present a gender different from the one assigned to them at birth. At the same time the work examines whether the depictions of gender evolve as the series go on or not.
Christian and Pagan Symbols in Old English Literature
Pedret, Sarah ; Higgins, Bernadette (advisor) ; Ženíšek, Jakub (referee)
This bachelor's thesis deals with the influence that Christianity and the original Anglo-Saxon Pagan religions had on each other during the Christianization of Anglo-Saxon Britain. Above all, it deals with the coexistence of Christian and pagan symbols in the texts of Old English literature. The theoretical part deals with the historical context of the time in which the examined texts were written. It focuses on the Christianization of Anglo-Saxon Britain and the continuing influence of the original pagan faith and its symbols on literary art, mainly the epic poem Beowulf. The practical part of this work deals with the analysis of the text of the epic poem Beowulf, the symbols used in it and their meanings.
Aggressor and Victim: Main characters and their psychological development in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace
Čechurová, Markéta ; Chalupský, Petr (advisor) ; Ženíšek, Jakub (referee)
This thesis aims to analyze characters of Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee from a psychological point of view, suggest possible motives and interpretations of their behaviour as well as to discuss their development, and analyze the environment they are set in. First, the thesis focuses on providing theoretical background of the novel and its author, as well as on a brief introduction to the historical development of the Republic of South Africa in which the plot of Disgrace is set. The theoretical part also defines terms relevant to the practical part, such as rape, corrective rape, and sexual violence, and provides a brief psychological typology of its victims and perpetrators. The practical part is focused on a psychological analysis of the main characters, David and Lucy, as well as an analysis of Melanie, Petrus, and Pollux. Using the theoretical background, the thesis explores their psychological development, and the reasons behind their behaviour, and further discusses, whether they could be considered victims or perpetrators of sexual violence. KEYWORDS Coetzee, Disgrace, South Africa, psychological development of characters, sexual violence
Escaping Babylon: History and Therapeutic Effects of Music at the Rainbow Gatherings
Jonssonová, Noemi ; Ženíšek, Jakub (advisor) ; Higgins, Bernadette (referee)
This work examines how art as therapy is used and works at Rainbow Gatherings. I accomplish this by closely studying literature directly and loosely concerned with both topics, conducted interviews with several Rainbow attendees, and personal experience having taken part in several Gatherings and their varieties. Firstly, I briefly introduce the theoretical groundwork and history of art as therapy, the process, and the motivation behind the sublimation in art. Then, I also introduce the movement of Rainbow Family of Living Light, their origins, and the practices of the intentional community. After that, I delve into what Babylon means, and how it is one of the main drives for their form of counterculture. In the next chapters, I explain the main characteristics of Rainbow music and how it relates to and can be categorized under the theory of art as therapy, which is the aim of this thesis. I prove how their use of music is therapeutic for neurosis which is possibly also induced by the Babylon system which the Rainbow strives to contradict to some extent. Therefore the Rainbow Gatherings serve as an antidote and a way of sublimation for neurosis. Keywords Rainbow Gatherings, Babylon, art therapy, music therapy, sublimation, neurosis, collective suffering
The Theme of Rationality as Depicted by Yudkowsky in Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Macků, Kateřina ; Topolovská, Tereza (advisor) ; Ženíšek, Jakub (referee)
This thesis aims to explore the theme of rationality as it is developed in Eliezer Yudkowsky's fan fiction series Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (2010). The theoretical part provides an introduction to the concept of fan fiction and studies its position within the contemporary literary context, introduces Eliezer Yudkowsky and his work, explores his background as a rationalist, and focuses on the topics of Bayes' Theorem, Bayesian reasoning and cognitive biases, which are incorporated into Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. The practical part then draws upon the concepts established in the theoretical part and exemplifies Yudkowsky's use of rationalist concepts, specifically as a central theme of the narrative and how it shapes the character and actions of Harry Potter and other characters. It demonstrates Yudkowsky's use of rational concepts and also evaluates how the theme of rationality adds intrigue to the plot and drives it forward. By examining key moments and characterisation throughout the narrative, the thesis then assesses the effectiveness of Yudkowsky's advocacy for rationality and the way in which rationality is portrayed. KEYWORDS Eliezer Yudkowsky, rationality, fan fiction, cognitive biases, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Chloe Gong's These Violent Delights Duology as a Retelling of William Shakespeare`s Romeo and Juliet
Rolencová, Vanessa ; Topolovská, Tereza (advisor) ; Ženíšek, Jakub (referee)
The aim of this bachelor thesis is to discuss and analyse the analogies between the play Romeo and Juliet (1597) by William Shakespeare and its retelling These Violent Delights (2020) and Our Violent Ends (2021) by Chloe Gong. It further aims to examine the aforementioned literary works in the context of identity and the aspects that constitute it. The thesis also focuses on the author's intentions and the significance of her focus in the duology under discussion. The theoretical part provides the necessary terminology and introduction to the works of both authors. It also includes a necessary introduction to the historical context of Shanghai in the late 1920s, which serves to an analysis of its depiction in Chloe Gong's work. The practical part is divided into selected influences on identity and how they shape the characters in the books. The examination focuses on the influence of family and family background, romantic relationships and the environment and place in which one grew up. KEYWORDS William Shakespeare, Chloe Gong, retelling, identity, Shanghai

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