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Carl Jung’s Archetypes in Malayalam Film: A Case Study on The Film ‘Urumi’

Publication Type : Conference Paper

Publisher : SHS Web of Conferences: International Conference on Communication and Media: An International Communication Association Regional Conference (i-COME’16

Authors : Dr. Balasubramanian A., Sona vargesh;

Source : SHS Web of Conferences: International Conference on Communication and Media: An International Communication Association Regional Conference (i-COME’16) (2017)

Url : https://www.shs-conferences.org/articles/shsconf/abs/2017/01/shsconf_icome2017_00018/shsconf_icome2017_00018.html

Campus : Coimbatore

School : Dept. of Mass Communication

Center : Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Forum (ECIF)

Department : Electronics and Communication

Verified : Yes

Year : 2017

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.

Cite this Research Publication : S. vargesh and Dr. Balasubramanian A., “Carl Jung’s Archetypes in Malayalam Film: A Case Study on The Film ‘Urumi’”, in SHS Web of Conferences: International Conference on Communication and Media: An International Communication Association Regional Conference (i-COME’16), 2017.

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