CRYING AND SOBBING AS CATHARTIC ACT TO RELEASE GRIEF: A PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDY OF TESS OF D’URBERVILLES

Abstract

This paper aims to discuss the cathartic acts (cry, sob weep etc.) that occur to release grief are stimulated by distress, loss and frustration. These activities compensate by restoring process of disabling tension, which results preventing mental illness and destruction and restore flexible functioning again. To support this assumption Freud’s psychoanalytic theory has been used as theoretical frame work for this research. To justify the theory proclamation Tess of D’Urbervilles character has been analyzed who in different miserable situations used to shed tears, cries and sobs in to release and exit grief.

Keywords: Tess, cathartic, cry, psychoanalytic, sob, weep.


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