From existential duality towards global colonization. Gillian Armstrongs “Oscar and Lucinda”


Literature Review, 2015

5 Pages, Grade: A


Abstract or Introduction

This essay deals with the Film "Oscar and Lucinda" by Australian director Gillian Armstrong. The aim of the essay will be that of developing all the themes which underlie under the plot, by taking the two main characters as referents. Among these topics, we distinguish: struggles and religious ideologies, colonization, gambling, love passion, determinism and divine will, fight towards freedom and female rights. All this under the same prism of the Victorian Period in England.

The film Oscar and Lucinda, directed by the Australian Gillian Armstrong, is a cinematographic adaptation of the same named novel, by the Australian Peter Carey and written in 1988.

The story, narrated by one of the main character’s descendant, begins in South New Gales in 1848 and develops during post-colonialism of the Old British Empire in Australia which took place during the second half of the 19th century. It is a story of confronted religious confessions, love, game, adventure and colonization. All this crimped from the meeting and experiences of an Anglican priest and a rich heiress, to whom passion and love will link altogether.

Details

Title
From existential duality towards global colonization. Gillian Armstrongs “Oscar and Lucinda”
College
University of Jaén
Grade
A
Author
Year
2015
Pages
5
Catalog Number
V308942
ISBN (eBook)
9783668074064
ISBN (Book)
9783668074071
File size
397 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Oscar and Lucinda, Gillian Armstrong, colonization, victorian age, post-colonialism
Quote paper
Grado en Estudios Ingleses Ana María Leiva Aguilera (Author), 2015, From existential duality towards global colonization. Gillian Armstrongs “Oscar and Lucinda”, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/308942

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