Delusional Thought in Luigi Pirandello's Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Nelson, Scott Ernest
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Studies
  • In this thesis, I will attempt to make a connection between the extensive research that has been done on delusional thought and the actions that the Six Characters take throughout the play Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore. Delusional thoughts come from not being able to understand or explain one's own situation and it is in fact a lack of understanding that causes the Six Characters to rationalize that they are living beings. In Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore the Six Characters make up a dysfunctional family consisting of the Father, the Mother, the Stepdaughter, the Son, the Young Boy and the Little Girl. After a long separation, they are brought together by a series of unfortunate events. Through my examination of the family as a whole, and also as individuals, the reader will see how the tragedy unfolds and the part that each member of the family plays.
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