Psychological Repression in Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana(1961) and Malika Mokeddem’s La Nuit de la Lézarde(1998)
Lhadj Mohand, Zahia
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This dissertation deals with a comparative study between Tennessee Williams The Night of the Iguana (1961) and Malika Mokeddem La Nuit de la Lézarde (1998). Our main interest in this research is to show that the above cited works are akin for their representation of repressed characters who are inwardly tormented. Therefore, we have borrowed some concepts of Sigmund Freud’s theory on repressed desires. Throughout our study of the two works, we have reached the conclusion that, both Williams and Mokeddem lived in the same repressive conditions which make them produce the same literary productions which is characterized by repressive characters. We have divided our work into two parts. The first part deals with the issue of Sexual repression in both The Night of the Iguana and La Nuit de la Lézarde, whereas the second part discusses the two authors’ use of symbols that best reinforce the theme under study.
- Département d'Anglais