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Sloth. The awakening of the shadow in individuation. Analysis of a story by S. Zweig in the light of Jungian analytical psychology
Author/s: Sandro Manfroni 
Year:  2015 Issue: 41 Language: Italian 
Pages:  19 Pg. 47-65 FullText PDF:  77 KB
DOI:  10.3280/JUN2015-041005
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Only the inexplicable urge to make a baseness allows the Baron Friedrich von Michael R., a young aristocrat choked by inactivity, without interests and ideals, to get in touch with the dark side of his personality, thus reviving his life. Zweig’s novel seems to be a living, breathing example of what Jung referred to as the meeting with the Shadow. The images and metaphors of analytical psychology, describing the psychodynamics underlying each life experience, find a striking correspondence in the insights of great writers, who draw their inspiration from the complex plot of human affairs.
Keywords: Sloth, archetypes, Shadow, Anima, meaning, individuation

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Sandro Manfroni, Sloth. The awakening of the shadow in individuation. Analysis of a story by S. Zweig in the light of Jungian analytical psychology in "STUDI JUNGHIANI" 41/2015, pp. 47-65, DOI:10.3280/JUN2015-041005


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