Hilda Hilst e o canto amoroso em mitos, imagens e símbolos

by de Moura, Karyne Pimenta

Abstract (Summary)
The main purpose of the present study was to investigate, in a short story by Hilda Hilst(1930-2004), the way myths, images and symbols are used to form a Self who laments theincompleteness and for the consciousness of its fragmentation towards the Other. ThisOther is seen as the half which is missing in the Self; a half which, during the love call,reveals itself as being avoidable or absent. Through the analysis of the short stories, it waspossible to observe the desire with which the Self dresses itself in order to interlace theOther and to invert its primary condition of discontinuity. The desire is expressed in theshort love stories through symbolic and imagetic language, and the myths related toincompleteness convey the idea that love is the path through which the ?halves?,fragmented in their double original state, tend to get united. The myth exerts itself in thesymbolic elucidation of questions concerning the human condition as a whole, and theincompleteness related to love is inserted in this condition. Thus, it can be observed, in the?hilstian? poetics, the latent relationship between myth and poetry. Both of them, throughtheir inherent imagetic language, strengthen the archetypes which are representative of thecollective unconscious. In order to analyze the chant of the desire for what is missing, thefollowing works were chosen: Júbilo, memória, noviciado da paixão (2001) and Cantares(2002). These works reveal a poetics whose intensity distinguishes them from other worksby the same author, as the lyric voice sings the nuptials through images and symbols whichare representative of a violent desire for the union Self-Other. The images and the symbolswhich are interpreted in the six selected poems unveil the unconscious forces related to thehouse, to death, to the act of thinking, to the act of weaving and to the journey. Thedissertation, which was developed in four chapters, investigated the latent presence, in thepoems, of the myths of Ariadne and Dionísio, Eco and Narciso, Orfeu and Eurídice, Erosand Psique, Tanatos and death in inverted meaning, Ceres and fertility, Perséfone and theconflict between clear and dark, Tântalo and the condemnation to never fulfilling hisdesires, Penélope and the art of weaving, and, finally, the one who carries the souls of thedead, the boatman, Caronte.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Maria Lucia Castilho Romera; Goiandira de Fátima Ortiz de Camargo; Enivalda Nunes Freitas e Souza

School:Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Love call Myths Symbols


Date of Publication:02/20/2009

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