A psychoanalytical perspective of Spring awakening: how does the gender identification process offer reason to the main characters inevitable relationship?

Rutledge, Megan (2016) A psychoanalytical perspective of Spring awakening: how does the gender identification process offer reason to the main characters inevitable relationship? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation aims to interrogate the musical Spring Awakening, based on Frank Wedekind's original 1891 work of the same name, and its two main characters; Wendla and Melchior. Using psychoanalysis as a critical lens, the framework that Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung offer for a map of the human psyche, will be referenced to in the analysis of these characters. These theorists ideas of the human psyche will be taken as a framework, in order recognise the characteristics of these and explain the process in which these develop through the show. Once this has been established, Judith Butler's theory on gender identity and gender performativity will take these discoveries and further analysing how these two characters recognise their own gender identity. It will also take into accounts their social situation and the historical context of the play, as contributions to support these finding. This will then offer an exploration as to why these two characters are logically, and inevitably drawn to each other through these processes.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 16:32
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 16:32
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22679

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