Home PageArticolo rivistaART AND CULTURE: The loneliness of Richard III: Individualpsychology considerations about a character of Shakesperian theatre

Coppi P.
Pubblicato nel numero: Year XXIX January – June 2001 – Number 49
Parole chiave: Organ inferiority, Will of power, Individual Psychology, Literature, Loneliness, History

ART AND CULTURE: The loneliness of Richard III: Individualpsychology considerations about a character of Shakesperian theatre

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Summary. Richard III, in Shakespeare’s fiction, presents impressive features for some individualpsycological considerations. First of all, the real deformity of his body, marked by monstrousness: organic inferiority becomes inferiority feeling, and inferiority complex. Richard thinks about himself as a monster created by disassembling nature. The will of power of Richard is terrifyng, taking not life, but only death, both in social and in loving life. Richard’s character present an incurable fracture between “symbolic” and “diabolic” functions: he is not a man, but only a diabolic function. Therefore, Richard appears as not able to find any connection with human community, “this breathing world”– as write Shakespeare.

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