Doppelgänger students and cast shadows: An updated archetypal analysis of the doppelgängers Mr. Hyde and William W2

University essay from Lunds universitet/Utbildningsvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Engelska

Abstract: This paper is a proposition of how to use an archetypal analysis based on new theoretical concepts of the Jungian archetypes, such as the image schema (Knox, 2001), the bi-polarity of complexes (Perry, 1970), and the culture complex (Singer, 2006). Consequently, these are combined with the cognitive schema theory, cues and the cultural frame switch theory. Furthermore, these theories are connected to the Jungian shadow archetype. In addition, the literary motif of the doppelgänger is used as a tool, through which the schema changes, frame switches, and the projection of the shadow complex are highlighted. The analogue relationship of both sides is connected to the possible pressure felt by bi-cultural students to conforming to the normative culture while still embracing the heritage culture. Conclusively, the analysis aims to offer possible discussion topics regarding otherness processes based on cultural differences. Lastly, these processes are highlighted by coding the processes based on the theories mentioned in the first two sections.

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