Double Identity - Kozarac’s Tena (1894) Cover Image

Dvostruki Identitet - Kozarčeve Tene (1894.)
Double Identity - Kozarac’s Tena (1894)

Author(s): Goran Zovko
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Bosnian Literature
Published by: Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Mostaru
Keywords: Josip Kozarac; Tena; femme fatale; identity; beauty; passion; adventure

Summary/Abstract: Josip Kozarac writes book Tena to expose female psychology of awakening femaleness through wild behavior of femme fatale. Tena’s figure is based on two different identities bearing in mind her maiden growing and subsequent position of lustful seductress who activates the other characters and causes unexpected situations. From emotional and a girl in love, Tena will develop into desiring seductress who fully enjoys life without realizing that her fantasies makes evil to herself and others. Following the physical and mental development of the main female character, leads to the conclusion that femininity of a femme fatale is a serious psychological problem that becomes a main cause of life curse.

  • Issue Year: 4/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 234-253
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Croatian