Homosexuality in Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story: A Psychoanalytic Reading

Authors

  • John Niba Ndongmanji Dept. of English Modern Letters, Higher Teacher Training College, Bambili, The University of Bamenda

Keywords:

Uunconscious, Homosexual, Oedipus Complex, Castration.

Abstract

This paper sets out to examine parent-child relationship in Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story. The paper is premised on the hypothesis that the absence of love between mother and son in the play under consideration leads to Jerry’s isolation and makes him become a homosexual. Sigmund Freud’s theories of the Oedipus and castration complex shall guide our analysis. The methodology adopted in this paper is a textual analysis and the points raised and discussed lead to the conclusion that Jerry’s hatred of his mother and the love of his father give rise to his homosexual cravings.

Published

05-03-2022

How to Cite

Ndongmanji, J. N. . (2022). Homosexuality in Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story: A Psychoanalytic Reading. JOURNAL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES, 5(1), 214–236. Retrieved from http://fajournaluba.com/index.php/jah/article/view/61

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