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Jesper Wung Sung Stjerne Øl Essay

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Stjerne øl
Mere varme mellem mennesker. Novellens hovedperson drømmer om at lave en opfindelse, så mennesker på perroner verden over vil kunne mærke varmen nedefra og han selv ville få overrakt en medalje for at have fremmet verdenssundheden. ”Det føltes som om der blev sendt stød af kulde op igennem fliserne, gennem skosålerne, fodballerne, benene, og ud i kroppen som isnende. Det forekom at sådan havde det været på alle de perroner han havde stået på i sit liv.” Citatet er meget sigende for novellens budskab.
Jesper Wung-sung er en af de nyere danske litterære forfattere, og har været med til at skrive manuskriptet til ungdomsfilmen ”To ryk og en aflevering”, som blev et stort hit. I ...view middle of the document...

På togperronen iagttager han en dame der slår en mand ned, og dernæst bliver han tilbudt en stjerne øl af en skallet fremmede mand. Da han kommer ind i toget, kommer han til at sidde foran et ungt par. Han drikker af den øl, som den skallede mand gav, og det varer ikke længe før han har skræmt det unge par væk med sin adfærd. Hans umodne og aggressive adfærd fortsætter i samme stil, som togturen skrider fremad. Han får en stewardesse til at besvime, da han uacceptabelt kysser hende på munden, får en konduktør til at flygte, og nedlægger en stor og stærk mand med et cirkelspark. Da toget når til ende stationen bliver han hyldet med store klapsalver som en helt, og de personer han iagttog på togperronen var der også til at hylde ham.
Novellen skifter fra virkelighed til fantasi, da hovedpersonen begynder at drikke af stjerne øllen. Stjerne øllen har en symbolsk betydning, da man også tit forbinder stjerner med noget ophøjet og lyst, så på den måde passer det godt med at, når han begynder at drikke af stjerne øllen bliver han stjernen i sit eget liv.
Vores hovedperson er alene boende, og har tydeligvis ikke ret mange familierelationer. Gennem hele novellen oplever han familierelationer og sammenhold mellem de mennesker han iagttager, f.eks. kvinden der slog manden ned på togperronen bliver til mor og søn, det unge par han sidder overfor i toget bliver til søskende og den ældre dame der ligger togets gulv bliver til hans egen mor. Vores hovedperson mangler tryghed og en familie, det er derfor han ser familier og sammenhold over det hele. Hovedpersonen har også generelt svært ved at knytte venskaber ”Du kender mig ikke, men det er starten på ethvert venskab”, siger manden der byder ham øllen, da han er lidt skeptisk for at tage i mod den.
På en eller anden måde kan stjerne øllen i stedet for at få ham ind i en fantasi verden, give et tilbageblik på hvad der er sket i hans tidligere familieforhold. Hvor den ældre dame i toget afspejler sig i hans mor, den store kraftige mand i hans far og det unge par i hans søskende. Det unge par han sidder overfor i toget kan tænkes som de søskende der ikke gad, at være sammen med ham. Den ældre dame hans skrøbelige mor, der var magtesløs overfor hans far der...

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