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Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

French, Psychology, 20th century Literature

Biography

Emma Lockyer is in her fifth year at Marshall University. She will be graduating May 2019 with her Bachelors of Science in Applied Physics and Bachelor of Liberal Arts in French. Her current interests in the French subject are the psychological theories behind 20th century literature.

Major

French

Advisor for this project

Dr. Nicholas Shangler

Start Date

18-4-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

18-4-2019 4:45 PM

Abstract

Per gender roles and society norms, women are sensitive and become attached. This view is supported by psychological theories to understand the behavior of women in stressful situations. In Simone de Beauvoir's La femme rompue , published in 1967, the protagonist, Monique, learns that her husband has been cheating on her for eight years. Instead of leaving him, she comes to terms with the new reality of her husband’s double life by attempting not to be bothered by the rejection she is facing. As her husband becomes more involved with his mistress, Monique finds it harder to hide her true emotions of the situation and loses her sense of self. The intimate relationship between a man and a woman can be deconstructed using developmental theories and female orientation, for example, a woman seeking positive connection in a relationship where as a man avoids entrapment. At first glance, the reaction of Monique to her unfaithful husband is surprising to an average reader. Through the exploration of psychological theories of women and relationships, the behavior of the broken woman is not so perplexing after all.

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Apr 18th, 3:30 PM Apr 18th, 4:45 PM

Deconstructing La femme rompue by Simone de Beauvoir using Psychological Theories of the Feminine.

Per gender roles and society norms, women are sensitive and become attached. This view is supported by psychological theories to understand the behavior of women in stressful situations. In Simone de Beauvoir's La femme rompue , published in 1967, the protagonist, Monique, learns that her husband has been cheating on her for eight years. Instead of leaving him, she comes to terms with the new reality of her husband’s double life by attempting not to be bothered by the rejection she is facing. As her husband becomes more involved with his mistress, Monique finds it harder to hide her true emotions of the situation and loses her sense of self. The intimate relationship between a man and a woman can be deconstructed using developmental theories and female orientation, for example, a woman seeking positive connection in a relationship where as a man avoids entrapment. At first glance, the reaction of Monique to her unfaithful husband is surprising to an average reader. Through the exploration of psychological theories of women and relationships, the behavior of the broken woman is not so perplexing after all.