Katten i Bilderboken - Hur gestaltas katten i bilderboken och vad säger det oss?
The purpose of this essay is to look at how the depiction of cats is performed in childrens’ picture books. I will analyze eight pictures from four different books, two from each. The books are from two different decades: from the 1960s and from the 2000s. My ambition is to see if there are any artistic or cultural differences when comparing the two decades’ depictions of cats to each other. And also, to look at what the cat is conveying to us, what cultural myths they are indicating? Because a cat is never just a cat but brings us a meaning when put in any context. I will try to read the illustrations and, with the help of reception theory and cultural theory, understand what is communicated to the receivers: the child and the parent.