Fifth business spot writing - Nat Mackay Mr Chalmers ENG 4U0 Carl Jung vs Dunston Ramsay An Archetypal Analysis In the novel Fifth Business Jungian

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Nat Mackay Mr. Chalmers ENG 4U0 July 25, 2016 Carl Jung vs. Dunston Ramsay: An Archetypal Analysis In the novel Fifth Business, Jungian archetypes play a heavy part in character development, and in Dunston’s life. Jungian archetypes were created by the psychologists Carl Jung, and are simply universal, mythic characters that reside within the unconscious of humans. Some evident examples of Jungian archetypes found in the secondary characters of Fifth Business are the shadow, the wise old man, the magician, and the mother. All of these archetypes assist in bringing Dunston to a closer state of individuation. The shadow, as a Jungian archetype is the dark, unknown side of the personality; the physical manifestation of the shadow, is Liesl. Liesl is Paul Dempster’s business partner in his magic career. To Dunston, she is a hideous woman who helps to lead him to explore the darker shadows of his soul. Liesl says to Dunston “Why don’t you shake hands with your devil, Ramsay, and change this foolish life of yours? Why don’t you, just for once, do something inexplicable, irrational, at the devil’s bidding, and just for the hell of it? You would be a different man” (Davies, 217). This quote goes to show how Liesl is trying to influence Dunston’s life in a darker way, attempting to get him to live a little and explore his darker side. Liesl convinces Dunston through persuading him, as a devil-like figure would; Liesl states that ““What I am saying is not for everybody, of course. Only for the twice-born. One always knows the twice-born. They often go so far as to take new names… Here you are, twice-born, and nearer your death than your birth, and you have still to make a real life” (Davies, 217). Liesl helps bring Dunston closer to a
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