Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

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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Cheng-Ping Ku
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Cheng-Ping Ku
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.422How to use a DOI?
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Eileen Chang, Sigmund Freud, Red Rose White Rose, Tung Zhen-Bao
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
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978-94-6239-304-2
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.422How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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