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Insidious: Astral Projection as Death and Dying Concept

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.3, No. 3)

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Page : 330-333

Keywords : insidious; astral projection; death and dying; discourse analysis; postmodern fiction;

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This study aims to analyze astral projection as a concept of Death and Dying by using a postmodern fiction discourse analysis approach in Insidious movie script. This study finds that astral projection is a capability possessed by a person to leave his physical body and explore an astral world or the spirit world. Astral projection is a death and dying concept that is presented as one of the postmodern fictional strategies known as the superimposition strategy. This strategy illustrates that there are two worlds that accumulate and co-exist with each other. Its presence is a way of deconstructing the idea of something that is considered uncanny and unusual as well as a counterpoint of totality that puts the ontological side of the existence of something. It is a sister-genre of postmodern fiction. Science fiction explores ontological issues in order to build a good story while postmodern fiction simply presents the problem without having to build a story. Furthermore, both genres can adopt each other's strategies. Meanwhile, postmodern fictional relations and fantasy fiction are the same, borrowing strategies for exploring ontological issues.

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