|Keywords:||Allegory; Genre; Allegory; Morality Play; Stephen King; The Stand|
|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.