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By Matthew A. Fike

ISBN-10: 0230612199

ISBN-13: 9780230612198

Making use of the analytical psychology of Carl Jung, Matthew A. Fike offers a clean figuring out of individuation in Shakespeare. This examine of “the visionary mode”— Jung’s time period for literature that comes throughout the artist from the collective unconscious—combines a robust grounding in Jungian terminology and idea with delusion feedback, biblical literary feedback, and postcolonial thought. Fike attracts commonly at the wealthy discussions within the gathered Works of C. G. Jung to light up chosen performs resembling A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The service provider of Venice, The Henriad, Othello, and Hamlet in new and staggering methods. Fike’s transparent and thorough method of Shakespeare deals fascinating, unique scholarship that might attract scholars and students alike.

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To the extent that the archetypal is spiritual, what Jung calls the “active imagination”—a “switching off [of] consciousness, at least to a relative extent,” meaning presumably a switching off of reason (CW 11, 875/537)—enables transcendent experience. 60 Here Shakespeare seems out of step with such orthodox thinking as John Colet’s commentary on 1 Corinthians: “‘By no human resources, by no faculty of reason even in its highest vigour . . is man enabled to soar to the designs and acts of God.

Holland). In this respect, the dream is “day residue” (N. Holland) or a “‘true’ dream” (Young), but her anxiety now takes the form of a “shock” dream (Boss), with eating as a substitute for sexual possession (N. Holland). If Lysander’s smile suggests the malevolent opposite of his modestly lying “further off,” then the dream identifies “the doubleness of lovers and the separation of the two aspects of her own lover” or, in a word, “duplicity” (N. Holland; emphasis in the original), an appropriate foreshadowing of the confusion to come.

It corresponds to the figure of the shadow so frequently met with in dreams. (CW 7, 103/66) Jung advances the following definition of the collective unconscious: In addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature and which we believe to be the only empirical psyche (even if we tack on the personal unconscious as an appendix), there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals. This collective unconscious does not develop individually but is inherited.

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