A Psychoanalysis of Female Characters in the Novels Heat and Dust and Inside the Haveli : Function of Mother Archetype in the Characters of the Narrator and Geeta

Authors

  • Deepali Jaiswal Ph.D.Scholar, Department of English, Mahatama Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, U.P, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i2.10907

Keywords:

Personal Conscious, Collective Unconscious, Archetype, Imagination, Grand-Mother, Mother-In-Law.

Abstract

The psychoanalysts enhance our understanding of our consciousness, the self and self-identity. Psychoanalytic theory plays an important role in the comprehension of the fundamental condition of selfhood. The self is not an unified entity in psychoanalytical terms. Human subject emerges as an outcrop of the unconscious desire. After Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, a swiss psychologist is considered as an eminent contributor to psychoanalysis who theorized the concept of collective unconscious. The purpose of my study is to find out the presence of the collective unconscious and to analyse two female characters, The Narrator , from the novel Heat and Dust and Geeta from Inside the Haveli with the help of Jung's theory of  collective unconscious and mother archetype. In this research paper several theoretical concepts of  Carl Jung are used to analyse the female characters. Jung’s theories are applied during the analysis process such as personal conscious, collective conscious and archetypes. I would use qualitative method for the analysis of the characters of the Narrator and  Geeta. I would use important dialogues and incidents for the data collection for the analysis of the characters. The psychoanalytic study of the Narrator and Geeta shows that they both have collective unconscious. I would study the function of mother archetype in the life of the Narrator and Geeta

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

References

Jhabvala R. P. Heat and Dust, Hind Pocket Books, 1976.

Mehta R ., Inside the Haveli, Penguin Books India ,1996.

Jung, Collected Works vol. 7 (1953), "The Structure of the Unconscious" (1916).

Jung, Collected Works vol. 8 (1960), "The Significance of Constitution and Heredity in Psychology" (1929).

Jung, Collected Works vol. 9.I (1959), "The Concept of the Collective Unconscious", 1936.

Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, London, 1996. C. G. Jung, Man and his Symbols, London, 1978.

Downloads

Published

2021-02-27

How to Cite

Jaiswal, D. . (2021). A Psychoanalysis of Female Characters in the Novels Heat and Dust and Inside the Haveli : Function of Mother Archetype in the Characters of the Narrator and Geeta. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(2), 72–81. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i2.10907