AbstractsLanguage, Literature & Linguistics

Stephen King's The Stand as a Contemporary Morality Play

by Martijn Schurings

Institution: Leiden University
Year: 2015
Keywords: Allegory; Genre; Allegory; Morality Play; Stephen King; The Stand
Record ID: 1242610
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/31882


This thesis is a genre criticism. In it I will argue that Stephen King's epic, The Stand, can be seen as a contemporary (written) version of the medieval morality play. In the thesis I will compare The Stand with other works of the morality play genre, such as Everyman and Mundus et Infans. Both The Stand share generic cues (discussed by John Frow) such as structure, theme and the allegorical aspects.