Psychology, Duality and Heterotopy in The Adventures of Pinocchio

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Panteli highlights the psychological aspects of Collodi’s book appealing to Freudian psychoanalysis in literary theory and the use of a model of Freud’s definition of the human psyche. The Adventures of Pinocchio can also be approached through the prism of the philosophy of mind, of the essential questions in this field. In the book, within the limits of the heterotopic experience, several theoretical and ontological questions are explored through an examination of the psychological, emotional and spiritual requirements on the individuals in this space.

The Myth of Pinocchio

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Pinocchio is one of the most mediated characters in children’s literature. His story has been adapted into other books, comics and cartoons, and movies. There is a structural similarity between Pinocchio’s adventures and folk tales about unprepared peasants arriving in the city or even in other countries for a better life.

The Adventures of Pinocchio

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Sfetcu, Nicolae, “The Adventures of Pinocchio “, MultiMedia (April 15, 2023), DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15442.63687, https://www.telework.ro/en/the-adventures-of-pinocchio/   Abstract The Adventures of Pinocchio (Le avventure di Pinocchio) tells the mischievous adventures of an animated puppet named Pinocchio. The book was written by Carlo … Read More

Carlo Collodi

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Sfetcu, Nicolae, “Carlo Collodi”, in MultiMedia (April 12, 2023), DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.21039.41123, https://www.telework.ro/en/carlo-collodi-2/   Abstract Carlo Collodi (his real name Carlo Lorenzini) studied rhetoric and philosophy in Florence, the seminary of Saint John. In 1847 he published his first music critic. … Read More

The Human Stupidity, by Ion Creangă (1874)

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There was a time, when it was, that if it weren’t, it wouldn’t be told. We haven’t been since the stories, but we’ve been there for about two or three days, since the flea was shod with ninety-nine iron goats … Read More

Prince Charming from the Tear (Făt-Frumos din lacrimă), by Mihai Eminescu

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(Excerpt) In ancient times, when people, as they are today, were only in the germs of the future, when God was still treading with his holy feet the stony deserts of the earth, – in ancient times lived a thoughtful … Read More

XII. LAST FRIEND

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One day last summer, about the month of June, Claire and her mother were working in the living room, while I was perched in my usual place, on the shoulder of the girl, where I played with her coiffure and … Read More

XI. INGRATE AND COWARD

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The Blackbird, using his strength at my instigation, drove out this denatured father from our quarter: we were rid of this sad household and peace reigned again around us. Our children were visibly growing; their kindness was extreme; already they … Read More

X. HOUSEHOLDS ON HOUSEHOLDS

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I was never happier than in this blessed garden of heaven. Abundance of possessions, profound peace, charming relations with the highest sparrows of the capital, was it necessary more for my fate to be worthy of envy? Alas! yes, I … Read More

IX. TOO HAPPY

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Give! so that God who endows families, Give your sons strength and grace to your daughters; So that your vine always has a sweet fruit; So that a more mature wheat bends your barns; In order to be better; in … Read More

VIII. DISCOURAGEMENT

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I had gone heartbroken, despite the carelessness and proverbial gaiety of my character. I could not overcome my pain, for the sorrow I felt was of a different nature from all those who had overwhelmed me to this day. My … Read More

VII. O MISFORTUNE, BE WELCOME, IF YOU COME ALONE!

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When it’s snowing in the cold, When the wind whips the roofs; When under the feet the ice screams, The tree complains and the bird prays: “My God, do not leave us “During the winter and its frost!” (Regensburg). It … Read More

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