The Paternal Mystery of Alexandre Dumas
This thesis reports on an analysis of the figure of the father in Alexandre Dumas's Mes Mémoires and the Musketeers cycle. This study presents a psychoanalytical approach to the problem of remembering a father and creating a new one in the fictional work of writing. The goal of this work is to better understand if literature could be considered a way of making up for the frustrations of reality, or of creating something more real than real that, in a fictional dimension, eventually completes and reintegrates some of the inevitable losses of reality, by working them through.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:alexandre dumas père paternity general napoleon family romance musketeers
Date of Publication:01/01/2008