Article 11216

Title of the article

FEMALE ARCHETYPES IN G. MACDONALD’S NOVELS “PHANTASTES” AND “LILITH”

Authors

Cheremisina Anna Ivanovna, Postgraduate student, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (37 Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), trina_des@mail.ru

Index UDK

821.111

DOI

10.21685/2072-3024-2016-2-11

Abstract

Background. The problem of art realization of archetypes in literary works is of current importance in modern philology. Besides, the works by original Scottish writer G. MacDonald require deep analysis. The goal of the research is to analyze the archetypes of the Great Mother and the Eternal Feminity in their realization in specific literary images.
Materials and methods. The materials of the research are “Phantastes” (1858) and “Lilith” (1895) by Scottish writer George MacDonald. Historical-literary and comparative-typological methods were used in the research.
Results. The article considers female images representing the archetypes of the Great Mother and the Eternal Feminity in the novels. Female images’ features and their relation to the protagonist image has been analyzed. The role of a woman in the author’s religious and philosophical conception has been pointed out.
Conclusions. The archetypes of the Great Mother and the Eternal Feminity are interpreted in the context of the author’s Christian conception. According to G. MacDonald, the ideal woman is represented in the archetype of the Great Mother, therefore the Eternal Wife (Feminity) should regenerate into the Great Mother. The heroines representing the archetype of the Eternal Feminity experience changes, rebirth. Also female archetypes of G. MacDonald’s novels contribute to comprehen-sion of the protagonist (male) image.

Key words

George MacDonald, archetype, myth, the Great Mother, the Eternal Feminity.

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