Cordelia.’s Portrait in the Context of King Lear’s Individuation
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Autor/esRodríguez Gómez, Paula M.
This analysis attempts to show the relations between the individual psyche and the contents of the collective unconscious. Following Von Franz.’s analytical technique, the tragic action in King Lear will be read as an individuation process that will rescue archetypal contents and solve existential paradoxes that cause an imbalance between the ego and the self, leading to self-destruction. Once communication is eased and balance is restored, the transformation-seeking process that engaged the design of the play itself becomes resolved, and events can be led to a conventional tragic resolution. Jungian analysis will therefore provide a critical framework to unveil the subconscious contents that tear the character of the king between annihilation and survival, the anima complex that affects the king, responding thus for the action of the play and its centuries-old success. Este análisis pretende sacar a la luz las relaciones entre la psyche individual y los contenidos del inconsciente col...