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ادبستان 2012, 3(12): 160-179 Back to browse issues page
Psychological analysis in «Adolphe», Benjamin Constant's Work
Maryam Houshiar *, Massoumeh Zandi
Assistant professor
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«Adolphe», Benjamin Constant's novel, is highly respected in literary history of France. This book that summarizes the features of two great literary schools, namely, Classicism and Romanticism, is a perfect manifestation of Psychological novel. In «Adolphe», Benjamin Constant describes the bitter truths residing in human heart with a unique art and great exactitude and fineness. These truths have existed in all the times and places. With a thoroughgoing analysis of sentiments and psychological aspects of his heros, he reveals to the readers their weakness and strengths, and advises them indirectly. The present article, that is a descriptive- analytic one, deals with psychological analysis in «Adolphe». This is done in three various ways: through indirect speeches, dialogues and monologues. By demonstrating a different conception of love and by psychological analysis of thoughts, sentiments, and affections of his heros, Constant tries to tell that man is egoist, weak, unstable and very tempestuous.

Keywords: Psychological‌ analysis, Adolphe, Constant, Sentiments
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/07/1 | Accepted: 2016/07/1 | Published: 2016/07/1
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Houshiar M, Zandi M. Psychological analysis in «Adolphe», Benjamin Constant's Work. ادبستان. 2012; 3 (12) :160-179
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