Amory's Sexual Illusion in This Side of Paradise

Bui, Thi Huong Giang
January 2013
Theory & Practice in Language Studies;Jan2013, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p23
Academic Journal
The present paper deals with the sexual illusion of F. Scott Fitzgerald's male character, Amory Blaine, in This Side of Paradise. Based on the close study of psychoanalytic approach and Freud's works, the main concern of the study focuses on the changes of Amory's sexual desires in different phases of his life. Due to the loss of an idealized father figure, Amory strives to become a substitute father himself and falls into sexual illusion with different women. With the aim of bringing a new way of reading and analyzing This Side of Paradise, this paper attempts to investigate Amory's sexual illusion which derives from his unstable identity and loss in his life.


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