The Quest of Self in Aura by Carlos Fuentes

Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2023     |     PP. 287-302      |     PDF (239 K)    |     Pub. Date: August 15, 2023
DOI: 10.54647/sociology841140    65 Downloads     3088 Views  

Author(s)

Shohreh Haji Mola Hosein, PhD of English Literature, Department of English Language & Literature, Kish International Campus, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Abstract
Written by Carlos Fuentes, Aura is a novella presenting murky atmosphere, stunning plot, the spectral world of mind, and the theme of self-identity quest. This article shows how the novella discloses the search of self-realization in connection with memoir of a family belonging to previous generations. It underlines unconscious realm of psyche alongside magical realistic setting and events. Modern self is an unstable, ambivalent, and fluid individuality. It is proposed that the author has utilized many methods to reveal individual identity coupled with the meaning and values of life in the past. The article concentrates on a correlation between Anglo Modernist novels and Aura and attempts to prove that how several-sided self, reality of the magical scenes, blended times, and revelation of self through history, memoir, and conscious/unconscious longing of love and unity have made an incomparable Romantic Modernist novella.

Keywords
Blended Times, Fluid individuality, Longing of Love and Unity, Magical Realistic Events, Self-identity, Several-sided Self, The spectral world of mind

Cite this paper
Shohreh Haji Mola Hosein, The Quest of Self in Aura by Carlos Fuentes , SCIREA Journal of Sociology. Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2023 | PP. 287-302. 10.54647/sociology841140

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