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Life and Death: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Mrs. Dalloway

Author YuCaiXia
Tutor ShenFuYing
School Shandong University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Dalloway Mrs. Life and Death Freudian psychoanalysis Defense mechanism
Type Master's thesis
Year 2009
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\Living in turbulent society which, she is more concerned about the social and human survival, to explore the meaning of life by modern society, people end his life. Her insights on the \Unlike traditional novels written, Woolf advocated a new kind of novel writing techniques, like \Through the creation, her characterization spiritual activities the complex impression through the characters, thinking, and mood to reveal deep-seated human emotions behind the character. In all her works, \For decades, people from all angles to interpret it, and some of the theory of literary criticism to help readers understand played an important role in this work and outlook on life is understood that the author is trying to express. Freud's psychoanalytic theory for readers to interpret \According to Freud's theory of sublimation, literary works can be seen as ideal sublimation of pent-up emotions and reality did not realize the theory sometimes can be proved from the statement of the author. Woolf in describing the diary that her intention to write \This paper attempts to borrow psychoanalytic theory to analyze the conception of death is revealed. Woolf through two main characters - Mrs. Dalloway and Septimus psychological portray the views about life and death, to express her own understanding of life and death. This article is roughly divided into three chapters: The first chapter discusses the use of Freud's psychoanalytic theory on the theme of \Analysis Clarissa survival status through the application of the theories of Freud on the subconscious, personality, and anxiety that people survive the inevitable to encounter the ideological torture, which is the instinct of the person's character the \conscious \Chapter II focuses on in-depth analysis of the \Driven by the \Septimus choose to commit suicide is not only the result of his own pursuit of the soul separate, or \His death can be seen as Freud's \Chapter excavations close link between life and death. Death is not the last refuge of the miserable life; Instead, Woolf has given the significance of the death of a supernatural, let the world to review the quality of their lives through death. Faced with the dilemma of life and death, Woolf is not gloom and doom, but firmly believe that life is a source of visible harmony. People can regain confidence in life after experiencing the death of others. This new insights can be used Freud's \Especially through the use of Freud's psychoanalytic theory \Finally, this work also brought to our attention for the quality of their own spiritual life. Only physical and psychological synchronous development in order to establish a harmonious relationship with others in society.

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