THE METAMORPHOSIS OF SOCIAL IDENTITY AND THE GARMENT AS SIGN, OR THE (JOCULAR) “STEALING” OF SPACES

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

This paper deals with aspects related to interpersonal conflict interspersed with ideas of rape psychology, elements of struggle between different social classes building their social identity, as well as with aspects regarding the gestural display of power or lack of power as shown in Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson. Starting from the idea that every game involves some participants, a competitive or conflicting state between them and some reward, then we find that in this novel the game of abusing the physical body and/or of defending it reveals some other deeper significations.