Archetypes in Die Linkshändige Frau

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Archetypes in Die Linkshändige Frau Throughout history, humans have tried to explain the phenomena of this world. Whether through pure imagination or actual quantified observation, various explanations of why we are here, why things happen to us and where punishments and blessings are written in a culture’s story. Many of these explanations have passed into myths and legends, stored forever in the heroic epics of lore. They follow similar patterns that reverberate throughout the ages and across cultures. These archetypes help us to reflect on our own experience and sojourn here on Earth. As Erich Fromm stated: “Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.”
In his chapter on Mythic and Archetypal Criticism, Bruce W. Young explains how Carl Jung had a similar idea. Paraphrased, Jung believed that archetypes, or patterns in myths and legend, have distinctive character, something akin to a primordial figure. He postulates that as we study these archetypes or myths, “it is as though chords in us were struck” and we “feel a sense of realease” (Cowles 64). In short, Jung believes that myths help us resolve issues in our own life by experiencing the dreams, aspirations and answers found in myths. Humanity as a whole has similar dreams, aspirations, experiences and problems. Every human wishes to be prosperous, healthy, loved and confident. When we understand the power archetypes have, we can use it along with other aspects of mythic and archetypal criticism to understand our own heroic journey by observing the journey of our protagonist in Peter Handke’s Die Linkshändige Frau.
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