Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2019)
Frian reading of “Archetypes of history and literature”
Author(s): Muhammed Uvais PA
Abstract: My paper basically attributes the discussion of Literary narratives on the backdrop of archetypal references from Historical perception especially focusing on Northrop Frye's work “The Archetypes of Literature”. The connection between the author and the writer has been already maintained through accommodating many archetypal narratives in the work. Literature and History are intermingled in many ways and it cannot be eradicated. History incorporates literature and literature incorporates History. No human endeavor is independent and the work of an archetypal critic is inclusive of formalist criticism (or structural criticism) and historical criticism. Both J.G. Frazer and C.G. Jung opened up new vistas in archetypal or mythical criticism and Frye has obviated the impediments in the appreciation of a text. In mythical criticism, both the inductive method and the deductive method are effective tools and neither can be dispensed with, according to Frye.