Diversité et Identité Culturelle en Europe PARALLELED CHARACTERS IN THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF HORTENSIA PAPADAT-BENGESCU

Simona Galaţchi -G, Călinescu‖
unpublished
This article proposes a psychoanalytical approach to two paralleled literary characters whom Hortensia Papadat-Bengescu places into opposition in order to introduce her readers to feminine hypostases of wish fulfilment. It offers an in-depth exploration that focuses mainly on identity. Jacques Lacan's way of analysing the transcendence of the wish into the realm of the Real in Hamlet and Antigone is applied to Simona and Gina, who are the main characters of the plays Povârnişul [The Upland] (A
more » ... ul [The Upland] (A căzut o stea / A Star Has Fallen), and respectively Bătrânul [The Old Man]. Like Hamlet, Simona is a woman who wishes for the impossible to come true and cannot overcome the losses that originated her inextinguishable grief. Gina, instead, like Antigone, breaks down the barriers of her secluded life and, as a result of her act of revolt, she succeeds in obtaining self-knowledge.
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