Tag Archives: Psychoanalysis

A Psychoanalytic Reading in Toni Morrison’s Beloved: Trauma, Hysteria and Electra Complex (Published)

Psychoanalysis seems to be the most suitable approach to analyze and interpret Toni Morrison’s Beloved. Freud is the founder of this theory in which he was able to explain human behavior through dreams and unconscious symptoms. Beloved is recognized as one of the most modern novels to apply psychoanalysis theories. In this research, I am going to explain these theories in the novel through characters and some important incidents that occurred in a great part of the novel. Sethe is the central character in the novel , she was influenced by her actions, especially killing her innocent daughter. It was evident that she had experienced a harsh treatment in her past. She suffers from slavery, oppression and raping in  Mr.Garner Sweet Home in Kentucky. Trauma, hysteria, Oedipal complex are very clear to readers as psychological symptoms in Beloved. Many critics have written and discussed the theories of psychoanalysis in the novel such as Kristin Boudreau in her article “Pain and the unmaking of self in Toni Morrison’s Beloved”. She asserted that” People attempted to find an outlet to help them to clear out their painful experiences and hurtful past”. Sethe released her negative emotions and her stored desires by killing her innocent daughter. In the end, Many readers believe Morrison’s novels are the establishment of her envisioned tradition. She challenges and requires the reader to accept her on her own terms.

 

Keywords: Holocaust, Hysteria, Psychoanalysis, Sethe, Slavery, oedipal complex

The Psychological Effects of Single Parenthood in Kaine Agary’s Yellow-Yellow and Sefi Atta’s Everything Good Will Come (Published)

The purpose of this study is to examine the Psychological Effects of Single Parenthood in Kaine Agary’s Yellow-Yellow and Sefi Atta’s Everything Good Will Come. This study makes use of secondary data sources (Novels and previously published works) in order to elicit information that would assist in filling the overarching gap we found in the literature. Furthermore, we drew on Sigmund Psychoanalysis and Control theories in order to help the study understand the effect of single parenthood on the emotional and social behaviour of children within the family unit. Overall, this study validates the relevance of Psychoanalysis and Control theories because it illustrates that human nature, historical and cultural differences affected the emotional and social behaviour of children under single parenthood.

Keywords: Control theory, Psychoanalysis, Single Parenthood, Yellow-Yellow

An Analysis of Home Burial (1914) By Frost in Psychoanalytic Perspective (Published)

The main purpose of this research paper is to analyze the main cause of mental disorder of Amy in Frost’s poem “Home Burial”. Amy lost her conscious level on the death of his child and this cause of his mental disorder also becomes the cause of death of his marriage. Frost had experienced to lose his three children and he writes this poem into the reaction of loss of his children’s. This study means to investigate the role and contribution of patriarchy and patriarchal values towards the misery, suffering, loneliness and unhappiness of women or other psychological, social and economic problems experienced by them. This research refers to the unconscious level of mind of women Amy and founds the bleak outlook of women’s life in Frost’s poem “The Home Burial”.

Keywords: Frost, Home Burial, Mental disorder, Nora, Psychoanalysis, Unconscious.

An Analysis of Identity Crisis of Osborne’s Character “Jimmy Porter” In “Look Back in Anger” (Published)

This study aims at the analysis of identity crises in Osborne’s character Jimmy Porter in “Look Back in Anger” (1956). The character of Jimmy will be analyzed with general perspective of psychoanalysis highlighting specifically the theory of identity crisis by Erikson in order to find out the riddles found in his personality. To meet the objectives of the study and to obtain findings certain scenes and situations exposing Jimmy’s identity crisis have been analyzed through the in-depth study of the text and the theory. Throughout the play we find him as an angry young man whose anger is the result of his frustration and identity crisis.

Keywords: Anger, Identity Crisis, Jimmy, Osborne, Psychoanalysis

ROLE OF CHILDHOOD MEMORIES IN O’NEILL’S CHARACTER ‘LAVINIA’: A PSYCHOANALYTICAL STUDY OF MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA (Published)

The present study aims at exploring how childhood memories and unconscious part of the mind contribute to form personality. The assumptions of Freud (1900; 1915) and Jung (1964) regarding psychoanalytic theory have been used as a major theoretical framework’ Neill’s character Lavinia in his play Mourning Becomes Electra has been selected for psychoanalysis. Mourning Becomes Electra is the story of the family who is beaten by the repressed memories and jealousy.

Keywords: Dreams, Freud, Jung., Lavinia, Psychoanalysis