undergraduate thesis
Bridget Jones: A Feminist or a Typical Woman of Our Time?

Dora Bece (2015)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Metadata
TitleBridget Jones: A Feminist or a Typical Woman of Our Time?
AuthorDora Bece
Mentor(s)Biljana Oklopčić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Bridget Jones's Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. First it was a column in the Independent newspaper in the UK, and later it was transformed into a book and a movie. The novel is written in the form of a personal diary. Each chapter begins with Bridget’s obsessive counting of how much alcohol, cigarettes and food she consumes. She is a thirty-something-year-old woman who is single and lives in London. She writes about her family, her job, her friends, her relationship problems, and her vices. A sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason was published in 1999. Maybe this work is not considered a masterpiece but it gives us, like many other works written by women, an insight into women’s consciousness and, moreover, it explains how feminism is not as easy in practice as it is in theory. Fielding shows that feminism is something we create and use when it seems convenient for us to do so. It is a belief, a kind of ideal; something that society creates and imposes. This paper will discuss how Bridget looks on feminism, and how all the factors surrounding her influenced the creation of her, still perplexed, identity.
Parallel title (Croatian)Bridget Jones: feministica ili tipična žena našeg vremena
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmePedagogy (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. paed.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2015-09-09
Parallel keywords (Croatian)feminism Bridget Jones identity society a typical woman
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:160290
CommitterBernardica Plašćak