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n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - A psychoanalytical interpretation of the characters in A.C. Jordan's novel

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Abstract


Psychoanalysis is a way of treating certain nervous disorders of the mind by examining all the ways that sufferers can be helped to remember their past life, dreams, et cetera. This is an effort to find hidden forgotten anxieties or desires influencing one's behaviour without one's knowledge thereof. The aim of this article is to make a detailed interpretation of the characters Zwelinzima and Thembeka / Nobantu in A.C. Jordan's novel, ''Ingqumbo yeminyanya'', so as ''to uncover the hidden causes of the neurosis in order to relieve the character of his or her conflicts, thus dissolving the distressing symptoms'' (Gräbe, 1986). This article will look at the behaviour of the different characters in Jordan's novel. Psychoanalysis is rooted in the idea that humans have unconscious longings that must be analysed in order to understand behaviour. The accent of the article will fall on how psychoanalysis can help the reader, critic or analyst to penetrate the inner workings of the minds of the characters.


Psigoanalise is 'n manier om sekere senu-afwykingstoestande te behandel deur alles te ondersoek waarmee die lyer gehelp kan word om sy / haar vorige lewe, drome, ensovoorts te onthou. Dit is 'n poging om verskuilde, vergete angste of begeertes wat 'n mens se gedrag onwetend beïnvloed, te vind. Die doel van hierdie artikel is om 'n gedetailleerde interpretasie te maak van die karakters Zwelinzima en Thembeka / Nobantu in A.C. Jordan se roman ''Ingqumbo yeminyanya''. Die doel is om die verskuilde oorsake van die neurose bloot te lê, om die karakter van sy / haar konflikte te verlig en daardeur die onaangename simptome te verwyder. Hierdie artikel ontleed die gedrag van verskeie karakters in die boek. Die fondament van psigoanalise lê in die idee dat mense onbewuste verlangens het wat ontleed moet word om gedragspatrone te verstaan. Die artikel fokus op die wyse waarop psigoanalise die leser, kritikus of ontleder kan help om tot die gedagtes van die karakters deur te dring.

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2016-12-03
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