Designation : Assistant Professor of English, Gobi Arts and Science College, Gobichettipalayam

    Journal Name : Reserach maGma

    Publication Date : 11/10/2017

    Abstract :
    This paper studies The Emperor Jones as a psychological play. The action moves backward and forward freely in space and time in harmony with the thought processes of the character concerned to express the soul or psyche of a character, Brutus Jones. The play delineates the psychological conflicts and the unconscious working in the mind of the hero. It opens one afternoon of a crucial day in the life of Jones and it ends with his tragic death at the dawn of the next day. It was written under an impact of the theories of modern psychologists like Freud, Bergson and Jung, to illustrate in particular Jung’s concept of collective consciousness, which states that the past life of a person influences his present and future. His mind contains unconscious ideas and symbols arising from his unique personal situation to make up the structure of his personal unconscious.

    Keywords :
    psyche, unconscious, collective consciousness, sensitivity, hallucination

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