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|Title: ||The wonderful in the real : clamor of being in Elfriede Jelinek's wonderful wonderful times|
|Other Titles: ||真實與虛幻 : 艾芙烈‧葉利尼克《美妙時光》中生命的喧嘩|
|Authors: ||許晃銓;Hsu, Huang-chuan|
|Keywords: ||慾望;真實層;超我;自戀;歪像;矛盾基模;昇華;desire;the Real;the Superego;Narcissism;Anamorphic image;Ambivalent paradigm;Sublime|
|Issue Date: ||2010-01-10 23:15:47 (UTC+8)|
Traversing the traumatic impasse engenders excitement, but negates the significant existence. This dilated excitement around the subject gives rise to much illusion by means of desirable obsession and insane mind. The excessive illusion is likely to manipulate or eliminate the innate subjectivity. To probe into the illusion, the psychoanalytical reading in this thesis sets out to deal with the conflicting interrelations between catastrophes and psychotic illusion. This study demonstrates Elfriede Jelinek’s Wonderful Wonderful Times as a paradigm for the understanding of the psychotic discourses and structural aspects of the novel. Accordingly, the study integrates Slavoj Žižek’s concepts such as the Real, excess aggressivity, and anamorphic image to examine the fascination of violence or to apprehend the dynamic transformation within subjectivity.
The first chapter discusses the close connections between ecstasy of the Real and the reality.
The irruption of the Real heralds the “grimace of reality” that transgresses the boundaries of exterior
restriction and interior obsession. Also, the chapter attempts to uncover the guilty guise of the superego lavished upon the four juvenile protagonists. Varied internal obsessions with the illusory matrix detached
from real life are exhibited through many scenes in the context. Chapter Two reveals a narcissistic propensity in light of the four protagonists’ illusory deeds and reserved suicidal tendency. The circulation of narcissism explains how the four protagonists concede that their life is thoroughly manipulated, without any alleviation. Infused with the narcissistic fantasy, the four protagonists fail to endure the depressing reality; they seek the mythical desire instead, and encounter the imminent death with respect to their insane subjectivity. Chapter Three extends the previous discussions on the enjoyment to the scenarios of ambivalent paradigm and anamorphic image. The ambivalent paradigms and anamorphic images further elucidate the sublime states of the juvenile protagonists’ mind. Specifically, since the sublime state reflects the evocative power of pleasure beyond the ingrained conventions, the subject may have
been indulged in a phantasmatic abyss in which innate subjectivity is transformed into nullity. In doing
so, nullity attests to the dominance over real life. It is this bewitching transformation that enables
the psychoanalytical examination of the protagonists under the obsessions with desire, violence, and anxiety.
The psychotic obsessions, though as risky temptation, culminate in intimate connection with a vision of mirage. Hence, the emergent mirage not only makes a distinctive in the ingrained life but also fulfills the lack of reality as well as confers the mental distortions on the subject/the four juvenile protagonists.
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