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JUNGIAN JOURNEY TO INDIVIDUATION IN "THE TEMPEST" (SHAKESPEARE)

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1985
Summary:
The characterizations in The Tempest resemble the archetypes of the collective unconscious and appear to gather their momentum from Shakespeare's understanding of the individuation process. In depicting the unfolding dynamics of psychic change, the playwright anticipates Jung's theory of individuation by showing the compensatory influence these numinous figures have on the characters' conscious orientations as they move from separation to subsequent union. The characters' agitated and irrational responses to the archetypal manifestations are a reflection of the psychic division characteristic of the individuating mind. Harmony and reason are achieved as the characters heal their division by integrating the conscious contents of their projections. This enlarging of the personality and broadening of collective relationships transform The Tempest into a variation on the quest for individuation offering a psychic stage for the Jungian notions of process and renewal.
Title: A JUNGIAN JOURNEY TO INDIVIDUATION IN "THE TEMPEST" (SHAKESPEARE).
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Name(s): ZUCKER, SCOTT.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Faraci, Mary, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1985
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 72 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The characterizations in The Tempest resemble the archetypes of the collective unconscious and appear to gather their momentum from Shakespeare's understanding of the individuation process. In depicting the unfolding dynamics of psychic change, the playwright anticipates Jung's theory of individuation by showing the compensatory influence these numinous figures have on the characters' conscious orientations as they move from separation to subsequent union. The characters' agitated and irrational responses to the archetypal manifestations are a reflection of the psychic division characteristic of the individuating mind. Harmony and reason are achieved as the characters heal their division by integrating the conscious contents of their projections. This enlarging of the personality and broadening of collective relationships transform The Tempest into a variation on the quest for individuation offering a psychic stage for the Jungian notions of process and renewal.
Identifier: 14254 (digitool), FADT14254 (IID), fau:11064 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1985.
Subject(s): Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Tempest
Jung, C G--(Carl Gustav),--1875-1961--Psychology
Individuation (Philosophy)
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