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Jungian archetypes in samuel beckett's trilogy

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2005
Kızılcık, Hale
This thesis analyses the Jungian archetypes employed in Beckett's trilogy. It begins with an overview of Jungian archetypes and the relation of these archetypes to the fundamental themes dealt with in Beckett's work. The thesis then asserts that some archetypal features occur almost obsessively and are further clearly implicated in the main themes of the trilogy. The central archetypal patterns that frequently appear in the novel are the hero's quest, return to paradise and rebirth. This dissertation is therefore primarily organised around these archetypes, and Beckett's use of these archetypal motifs to reinforce his black philosophy will be illustrated and exemplified in the study.