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The Narratives of Religion, Sacrifice, and Myth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Palmer, Max Gregory (2019) The Narratives of Religion, Sacrifice, and Myth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Masters thesis, York St John University.

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Abstract

An investigation into how the popularity of modern cinematic superheroes, specifically those found within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), can be understood on a psychological basis through their similarities with more traditional deities, and how they can even go so far as to act as a replacement. Utilising the psychological theories, primarily those of Freud and Jung, this thesis will examine the way in which these superheroes not only embody godhood through their superhuman powers, but also defy it through their psychologically human nature.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Status: Unpublished
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
School/Department: School of Humanities
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/5383

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