International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Polyhedral Self: A Pirandellian Psychoanalytic Study
Madiha Zulfiqar

In accordance with Luigi Pirandello’s idea of self, this paper intends to reveal the transitory nature of self by stripping off the excessive artifice of physical human existence and the resulting sickness, and also by theorizing that the individuality, identity and normality are mere false edifices. Thereupon, pursuing this claim, the paper proceeds to analyze protagonist of Pirandello’s novel, which functions as mouthpiece for philosophical ideas of Pirandello, echoing throughout the selected narrative from vast range of Pirandello’s writings. The paper will also be analyzing and presenting all those factors and those certain human behaviors that join together in the construction of self in the light of psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Alfred Adler.

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