Disordered Ego and Deficient Self-Awareness—A Freudian Interpretation on Tung Zhen-Bao in Eileen Chang’s Red Rose White Rose
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- Eileen Chang, Sigmund Freud, Red Rose White Rose, Tung Zhen-Bao
This paper aims to reveal a disordered selfness represented and reflected in the main character Tung Zhen-Bao in Eileen Chang’s Red Rose White Rose. Through a series of examinations and interpretations with Freudian human psyche theory—Id, ego and super-ego as well as the Freudian pleasure principle and reality principle, the character’s disordered ego and deficient in his self-awareness shall be revealed. This revelation shall be compared with the “spiritual victory” principle—a principle to hail himself as the ruler of his own world—of the main character Ah Q in Lu Xun’s The True Story of Ah Q. Through her satirical description, Eileen Chang created her main character Tung Zhen-Bao as a symbol of sarcasm to mock the “modern men” phenomenon of China during her time.
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TY - CONF AU - Cheng-Ping Ku PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - Disordered Ego and Deficient Self-Awareness—A Freudian Interpretation on Tung Zhen-Bao in Eileen Chang’s Red Rose White Rose BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 201 EP - 205 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.422 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.422 ID - Ku2020 ER -