By Steven F. Walker
In this publication, Steven F. Walker considers the midlife transition from a Jungian and Eriksonian point of view, through supplying vibrant and robust literary and cinematic examples that illustrate the mental theories in a transparent and exciting way.
For C.G. Jung, midlife is a time for private transformation, whilst the values of stripling are changed through a unique set of values, and whilst the necessity to achieve the realm provides position to the will to take part extra within the tradition of one’s age and to additional its improvement in all types of alternative methods. Erik Erikson observed "generativity," an extended hindrance for others past one's speedy circle of friends and family, because the hallmark of this level of existence. either psychologists observed it as a time for progress and renewal. Literary texts such Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway, Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, or Sophocles' Oedipus the King, and movies resembling Fellini's eight ½ and Campion's The Piano, be able to signify, occasionally extra vividly and with larger dramatic focus than real existence histories or case reports, the archetypal nature of the drama and in-depth transformation linked to the midlife transition.
Midlife Transformation in Literature and Film makes a speciality of the categorical female and male archetypal paradigms and offers them in the common context of midlife transformation. For males, the subject matter of loss of life of the younger hero presides over the problem and the transformative ordeal, while for ladies the topic of tragic abandonment acts because the prelude to additional progress and independence.
This e-book is key studying for an individual learning Jung, Erikson, or the midlife transition. it is going to curiosity those that have already been via a midlife transition, people who find themselves in the middle of one, in addition to people who are but to event this not easy period.
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Midlife Transformation in Literature and Film: Jungian and Eriksonian Perspectives by Steven F. Walker