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LOPES, Anchyses Jobim. Shakespeare - The tragedy of Coriolanus: A psychoanalytucal interpretation after Robert Stoller, Judith Butler and Ralph Fiennes’s film. Estud. psicanal. [online]. 2018, n.49, pp. 55-70. ISSN 0100-3437.

A psychoanalytical survey of Coriolan, Shakespeare’s tragedy grounded on Plutarch’s biography about the Roman hero/vilain and a film adaptation by Ralph Fiennes transposed to present-day ex-Jugoslavian civil wars. An example praised virtues in a patriarcal society: phallocentrism, war violence and compulsive action, instead of interiority and introspection, main behavioural concern with sex/gender instead of ethics/morality. Symbiotic and ambivalent destructive mother/son relationship. Connection between gender melancholy, sadistic superego and violence.

Keywords : Shakespeare and psychoanalysis; Sex/Gender versus ethics/morality; Phallocentrism; Violence; Gender melancholy; Sadistic superego.

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