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Carl Jung’s archetypes in Malayalam film: a case study on the film ‘Urumi’


Varghese, Sona and Balasubramanian, Arumugam (2017) Carl Jung’s archetypes in Malayalam film: a case study on the film ‘Urumi’. In: International Conference on Communication and Media: An International Communication Association Regional Conference (i-COME’16), 18th - 20th September 2016, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Movies are the visual- auditory symbolic narrative that explains the living reality of people. Films employ Carl Jung’s concept of archetypes-prototypical characters.This research provides an insight about the theory of archetype based on the assumption that archetypes resides deep inside human mind.The researcher proposes that the Malayalam film industry in India showcases the western concept of archetype using the movie Urumi as a case study. For this study, different clips are taken from the movie to represent six essential archetypes, namely, Hero, Anima, Animus, Mentor (sage), Shadow, and Trickster.The psychoanalysis of this movie carried out in this paper provides evidence for the existence of all six essential archetypes identified by Carl Jung. Thus this article will be a fruitful resource for future research in the field of psychoanalysis of movies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in SHS Web of Conferences Volume 33 (2017)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 08:36
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 08:36
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20901

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