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Kakanaeini F. The Protagonist’s Madness and Suicide in To Room Nineteen: Schizophrenia as Response to Conflicting Social Demands. MLSJ. 2017; 3 (1) :1-8
URL: http://mls.europeansp.org/article-19-197-en.html
Department of English, Payame Noor University, 19395-4697 Tehran, I.R. of Iran
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The aim of this paper is to study integration of personality or madness in “To Room Nineteen” which is one of the Doris Lessing’s masterpieces. This means that her protagonist, Susan, is one of the most interesting case studies in literature to be diagnosed as a figure who dissociate herself from the collective one, by collective, one can understand the social demand or patriarchal world we live in. As a result she builds up female consciousness or her schizophrenic attitudes that leads to her suicide. In this paper Susan’s schizoid conditions will be evaluated by examining claims and theories of Elaine Showalter and R. D. Laing.
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Received: 2019/08/8 | Accepted: 2019/08/8 | Published: 2019/08/8

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