Foucault’s Idea of Power in Shelley’s Mont Blanc

Nasser Maleki, Maryam Navidi


Abstract There is a dominating power in every society; a power which imposes its own ideology on the people. Termed as ‘discourse’ by Foucault, this postmodern ideology is what people have to follow to gain their identity. Consequently, people need to stay in line with the dominating power, so that they would achieve their personal goals, identity and become a part of the pyramid of power. This power is only subdued and controlled by a superior power, which can cause changes in the dominating ideology, termed ‘Archive’ by Foucault. It seems that the ideas of Foucault can transparently be applied to the poem Mont Blanc by the English Romantic poet Shelley. This article aims at foregrounding Foucault’s idea of power in Shelley’s Mont Blanc , which does not seem to have received a significant attention by the researchers.
Key words: Power; Foucault; Shelley; Discourse; Archive

Il y a un pouvoir dominant dans toute société, un pouvoir qui impose sa propre idéologie sur le peuple. Nommé comme «discours» de Foucault, cette idéologie postmoderne est ce que les gens ont à suivre pour obtenir leur identité. Par conséquent, les gens ont besoin de rester en ligne avec le pouvoir dominant, afin qu'ils atteignent leurs objectifs personnels, l'identité et devenir une partie de la pyramide du pouvoir. Ce pouvoir est seulement maîtrisé et contrôlé par une puissance supérieure, qui peut causer des changements dans l'idéologie dominante, appelée «Archives» par Foucault. Il semble que les idées de Foucault peut être appliqué de manière transparente pour le poème du Mont-Blanc par les Anglais Shelley poète romantique. Cet article vise à mettant en avant l'idée de Foucault du pouvoir dans Shelley du Mont-Blanc, qui ne semble pas avoir reçu une attention significative par les chercheurs.
Mots clés: Energie; Foucault; Shelley; Discours; Archives


Energie; Foucault; Shelley; Discours; Archives;Power; Foucault; Shelley; Discourse; Archive



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