A Postmodernist Reading of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts

Noorbakhsh Hooti, Amin Davoodi

Abstract


In this study, we look at Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts through a postmodernist window. In addition, a modest attempt has been made to analyze the theories of postmodernist literature in the play. In Ghosts there are both modern and postmodern characters as well as those oscillating between them. Using Derrida’s Deconstruction, religious ideas, dead beliefs and old traditions Ghosts can profit new looks from different angles. Sense of non-ending and sense of displacement are also spread all over the play. By the same token, fall of the grand-narratives, as an important postmodern element, is very tangible in the play. The importance of fall of the grand-narratives as a bump key, which opens the complicated locks of the play, persuades us to delve into Ghosts within postmodern bedrock.
Key words: Ghosts; Postmodernist literature; Grand narrative; Meta-narratives; Deconstruction; Binary oppositions


Résumé: Dans cette étude, nous examinons le fantôme Henrik Ibsen à travers une fenêtre du moderne. En outre, une modeste tentative a été faite pour analyser les théories de la littérature de la post-moderne de la pièce. Dans les fantômes, il ya deux personnages modernes et post-modernes, ainsi que ceux oscillant entre eux. En utilisant la déconstruction de Derrida, les idées religieuses, les croyances et les vieux fantômes morts traditionnel qui 1 peuvent être tirer du profit de nouveaux looks à partir d'angles différents. Sens de la non-clos et le sens de déplacement sont également répartis sur tout le jouer. Par la même occasion, chute de la grand-récits, comme un élément important postmoderne, est très tangibles dans la pièce. L'importance de la chute des grands récits, comme une clé bosse, qui ouvre les serrures compliquées de la pièce, nous persuade de se plonger dans Ghosts dans le substratum postmoderne.
Mots clés: Les Fantômes; La littérature post-moderne; Le grand récit; Les méta-récits; La Déconstruction; L’oppositions binaires


Keywords


Ghosts; Postmodernist literature; Grand narrative; Meta-narratives; Deconstruction; Binary oppositions;Canadian;Social Science

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.css.1923669720110704.030

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