Keats' Metaphysical Quest: Femme Fatale Archetype in the Ballad

Kitsova metafizička potraga: Femme Fatale arhetip u baladi "La Belle Dame Sans Merci"
Keats' Metaphysical Quest: Femme Fatale Archetype in the Ballad "La Belle Dame Sans Merci"

Author(s): Ivana M. Krsmanović
Subject(s): Psychoanalysis, Theory of Literature
Published by: АЛФА БК УНИВЕРЗИТЕТ
Keywords: John Keats; archetype; femme fatale
Summary/Abstract: Taking into account the Jung’s idea that ,,archetypes create myths, religions and philosophical ideas’’ in this paper I argue that the femme fatale archetype in Keats’s ballad ,,La Belle Dame Sans Merci’’ is a piece of a romantic narrative which dramatizes the issue of female emancipation and emphasizes the importance of imagination as a basically creative power.

  • Page Range: 139-152
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Serbian