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dc.contributor.authorKim, Solen_US
dc.description.abstractOpening Paragraph|Who needs reasons when you've got heroin? This is the main question that a Scottish drug addict struggles with throughout Trainspotting. Based on the novel by Irvine Walsh, the 1996 British film Trainspotting captures the lives of a group of young heroin addicts during the late 1980s in Edinburgh, Scotland. In a pivotal scene of the movie, Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" plays in the background as protagonist Mark Renton slips peacefully into a heroin overdose shortly after escaping rehab. Renton returns to consciousness bluelipped and gasping for air in the ER after receiving a Naloxone injection. The pleasure depicted in the overdose scene juxtaposes the vile consequences of using heroin. I argue that the narratives within Trainspotting normalize extreme forms of pleasure and disgust through the portrayals of drug use and sex.en_US
dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
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dc.titleNarrative Function of Trainspottingen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workQuest: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Researchen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorKim, Solen_US

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