Shakespeare and Jungian Typology: A Reading of the Plays
Kenneth TuckerISBN: 0786416475;
Book DescriptionThe reader of Shakespeare has always been curious about the Bard?s actual religion, opinions, sexual orientation, and relationships. We would like to ask him why his Hamlet is so indecisive, whether Henry V is his ideal ruler, and whether he himself fell in love with Rosalind. The Jungian theories of psychology used in literary interpretation have almost always involved a broader theory of archetypes rather than concentrating on more specific psychological types, despite Jung?s belief that an understanding of these types is vital to self-realization. Jung?s typological theories, applied to literary studies, may illuminate the personalities of fictional characters and indeed of the author himself. The psychological type of a writer?s character can be understood as a projection of the author?s own personality: Iago can show Shakespeare?s rational function whereas Othello embodies the expression of the dramatist?s capacity to...
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