The Structure of Hysteria in Madame Bovary: The (Deviation) of Femininity

Mercia Cristina Cardoso de Oliveira Luz1, Marlon Leal Rodrigues2 and Jeferson Renato Montreozol3

1Universidade Estadual do Mato Grosso do Sul, Masters Degree in Letres. Area of Concentration, Discourse Analysis, Av. Dom Antônio Barbosa, 4155 – Vila Santo Amaro, Campo Grande – MS, Brasil E-mail: psicologamercialuz@gmail.com Telefone: +55 (67) 99108-9779 2Universidade Estadual do Mato Grosso do Sul, Postdoc in Lingustics and a professor of The Masters Program in Letters, Av. Dom Antônio Barbosa, 4155 – Vila Santo Amaro, Campo Grande – MS, Brasil E-mail: marlon@uems.br Telefone: +55(67)99211-4432 3Faculdade Unigran Capital, Coordenação de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação, RuaAbrão Julio Rahe, 325, Monte Castelo, Campo Grande- Ms, Brasil. E-mail: psicojeferson@yahoo.com.br Telefone: + 55 (67) 99174-9774

ABSTRACT The present article is part of the Freudian understanding on the hysteria and causes psychoanalytic discussion about the literary work written by Gustave Flaubert, whose protagonist is Madame Bovary. It is a work that brings up several questions about hysteria and femininity that can be understood in the light of Psychoanalysis. To elucidate this understanding, it starts from the theory of Freud and contemporary authors to better understand the relation of hysteria and the deviation/path of femininity. This work caused a great impact at the time it was written, because it brought many questions related to the role of woman in the 19th century and to female desires. As result many female readers identified themselves with the character. It is clearly a timeless work, as well as the definitions of unconscious and hysteria, which refer to the enigma of femininity and hysteria.

Key words: Woman, Freud, Hysteria, Femininity and Deviation.

Cite this article: Luz, M.C.C.O., Rodrigues, M.L. & Montreozol, J.R. (2019). The Structure of Hysteria in Madame Bovary: The (Deviation) Of Femininity. European International Journal of Science and Technology, 8(4), 30-39.