Alter ego as a function of the other and as a source of intrapsychic conflict Cover Image

Alter-egoja në funksion të tjetrit dhe si burim i konfliktit intrapsikik
Alter ego as a function of the other and as a source of intrapsychic conflict

Author(s): Besim Rexhaj
Subject(s): Albanian Literature, Sociology of Culture, Theory of Literature, Sociology of Politics, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: the other;Ymer Shkrel;Rexhep Qosja;Albanian literature of the 20th century;

Summary/Abstract: The concept of the other, as a many-sided concept, from the field of culture, psychology and sociology, is also cultivated in literature as a concept which, in fact, as an inherent concept, has accompanied literature since its beginning, even before other forms of knowledge and recognition. Both when the concept of the other is identified in literature as a concept that identifies the other as a being different from beings of the group or community, different from them, or even when it identifies social and gender differences and implies socio-cultural stigma, it always constitutes what it is specific and immanent for literature. Why do I say that? Because by articulating the concept of the other as different, as gender, social rank, psychological status, at marginal social position etc., literary, in its historical and current dimension, identifies realities, which other forms of recognition can not identify and articulates the way the literature does. In other words, by identifying and articulating what is different, the other different from me and us, to the degree and in certain contexts of difference, literature articulates what is atypical in typical contexts, what is unusual and disorderly in ordinary and regular sociopolitical and cultural-psychological contexts. Having in its immanence the articulation of Dionysus, of what stands above or below the norm, whatever that norm, the cultivation of the concept of the other in literature opens up the possibility of knowledge, the conquest of unknown areas of human being, of the kingdom of unconsciousness, by which, mysterious and latent human reality is transformed into manifestative reality. With this, in fact, this type of literature becomes an instrument of the act of recognition and self-recognition. Such a concept of the other, in a very special form, will be found in the drama "Teuta" (1977) of Ymer Shkrel, and "The Death of a Queen" (1978) by Rexhep Qosja, where the conflicting and unknown dimensions of being of these characters face themselves like the Other, like some else, where the Other internalized as an ethical and social norm or alter ego exercises irreversible psychological impact in their polarized worlds inside and out of them.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 709 - 718
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Albanian