Film adaptation by
Andrew Adamson (Auckland, 1966-)
Anglophone Literature III
• Unidad I
• Cultura e ideología. Cultura dominante, residual y emergente. Hegemonía. Crítica ideológica
• William Shakespeare. The Tempest
• Timothy Findley. Elizabeth Rex
• Margaret Atwood. “The Age of Lead”
• Unidad II
• Identidad: identidad psicológica e identidad social, identidad cultural – pertenencia y resistencia
• William Shakespeare. Hamlet
• Truman Capote. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
• Michael Ondaatje. “The Cinnamon Peeler”
• Unidad III
• Poder - legitimación- capital simbólico y cultural
• Sheila Watson. “Antigone”
• Lloyd Jones. Mister Pip
• Bronwen Wallace. “The Woman in this Poem”
Hanna Arendt (Hannover, 1906 - Nueva York, 1975) –Political Sciences
Power : corresponds to the human ability not just to act, but to act in concert. Power is never the property
of an individual; it belongs to a group and remains in existence only so long as the group keeps
Strength: unequivocally designates something in the singular, an individual capacity.
Force: should be reserved for movements in nature, or to other humanly uncontrollable circumstances,
that is to indicate the energy released by physical or social movements.
Authority: is a specific source of power. It represents power vested in persons by virtue of their offices,
or of their "authoritativeness" where relevant information and knowledge is concerned. It is one of
the possible means by which individuals achieve the "strength" as leaders or participants in decision
making that gives them persuasive power. Authority does not stem merely from the attributes of the
individual. Its exercise depends on a willingness on the part of others to grant respect and
legitimacy, rather than on one's personal ability to persuade or coerce.
Violence: is distinguished by its instrumental character.
“Violence can destroy power; it is utterly incapable of creating it”
Power - Violence
• self-directed violence
• interpersonal violence
• collective violence
The nature of violent acts
• involving deprivation or neglect
Collective violence social violence that is committed to advance a particular social agenda
includes, for example, crimes of hate committed by organized groups, terrorist acts and mob
political violence includes war and related violent conflicts, state violence and similar acts carried
out by larger groups.
economic violence includes attacks by larger groups motivated by economic gain – such as
attacks carried out with the purpose of disrupting economic activity, denying access to
essential services, or creating economic division and fragmentation. Clearly, acts committed
by larger groups can have multiple motives.
How is Matilda’s life related to Pip’s story?
On what grounds do the people of Bouganville accept Mr Watts as a teacher?
Consider the different aspects related to the idea of power (as proposed by Hanna
Arendt) present in the film.
What types of violence do we find?
Which is the function of literature in Mr. Pip?