|Kavaler-Adler, S. (1990). Charlotte Bronte and the Feminine Self. Am. J. Psychoanal., 50:37-43.|
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(1990). American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 50(1):37-43
Charlotte Bronte and the Feminine Self
This paper is a snapshot view of how truth can capture the inner of a sense of self. Yet, it also refers to the specific and unveiling of a feminine self, with dimensions that are notably beyond a stereotypic of defining in terms of nurturance. I have chosen to focus on one particular female writer and one particular novel to define the area of that emerges on intrapsychic, interpersonal, and sociopsychological levels. It is a between the natural developmental thrust of the feminine self and the of patriarchal views of that have opposed and distorted a natural , an that is always filled with the consequent to struggling with , loss, and rage, on the avenue of emergence.
Charlotte Bronte's last novel, Villette, reflects an actual historical period in her life, when the author studied with a particular French professor in a school in Brussels, where she came to learn foreign languages and composition related to her early-life pragmatic plan to become a teacher. Yet the novel's of historical truth into truth, as seen through the workings of the creative process, shows us how truth can capture the essence of the inner of despite “real” .
Also, the novel in itself is about . A woman and a man meet and are transformed, and they experience aspects of their own selves that have been repressed or undeveloped. Bronte captured the emotional essence of her experience in Brussels, and discarded the “realistic” leftovers that had so depleted her before she found novels as her means of survival. For in actual life, the paternal professor had severely her following the man and woman's exciting mutual . Only she was true to that and dealt with her ultimate sense of unrequited love through creating the man again through her , giving birth to herself
This paper was presented at the summer of 1987 meetings of the of (Div. 39) of the American Psychological , and again at the meetings for Section III, Women and , of 39.
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