Abstract: This article starts with defining some of the long-term implications of the 9/11 attacks on policies in the field of human rights by taking into account a few important elements such as: moral categories of violence, the legitimacy of state measures to fight terrorism and aggression, which may imply the invention and use of ambiguous acts like the temporary suspension of human rights and the increasing interference of the state in personal liberties. The second part of the essay discusses the ways in which the symbiosis between violence and the state measures are fictionally illustrated by Ian McEwan in his novel Saturday (2005).
Key words: violence, anti-terrorist measures, human rights, person, role and social identities, civil liberties
To cite this article: GÃLBEAZÃ, Alina, and Alina Costiana STAN. “Framing Freedoms and Identity: Fictional Responses to the 9/11 Attacks (Ian McEwan’s Saturday).” International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication 2.1 (2013): 79-95. Print.