The Representation of Female Psychic Individuality in K. S. Maniam’s “Mala”

Hilalah Dughayyim Aldhafeeri


This paper examines the feminist insights of the female individuality K. S. Maniam’s “Mala.” Female individuals, in psychoanalysis visions of delirium, have to cope with their needs and aspirations as their males counterparts. Women have to prove their ability stand and ask for their equality even in patriarchal dominated societies. They are a position that renders their human potential to do their affairs independently in the light of humanistic premises. Moreover, females could improve their status by asserting their given human ability to obtain equality and right position in whatever community. Yet, women may face obstacles and hindrances which might belittle their ability to assert their rights and potential thoughts. In this regard, females could be fruitful and active in society. The male conceptualization of females, on the other hand would lead women to be different and progress towards goodness. Therefore, it will apply Carl Yung’s concept of projection mechanism to explore the feminist psychic individuality in Maniam’s “Mala.” Thus, the study’s implication lies in its interpretation of feminist psychic individuality and how it this individuality controls the behavioral reaction of women.


Feminism, Jung, Maniam, Projection Mechanism, Psyche, Society

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