The paper attempts to approach the sign of the “prison“ from a semiotic point of view in order to show the way in which a person/character’s identity is influenced throughout a process of becoming taking place within certain spaces
In order to approach the problem of identity in relation to the house and draw the most pertinent conclusions, it is important that we regard the house not only as a passive object to be observed, built, owned, bought, demolished or refurnished, but also as an active subject imposing its rules and dominant atmosphere upon its inhabitants. The novels that will provide textual support for the theoretical part are Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist.
For Homo symbolicus, to maintain the vital balance (through food, sleep etc.) is closely linked with the psychosocial and the anthropological equilibrium. The present paper offers an ethnographic presentation of the cradles chosen by Romanians to lull their offspring asleep and the ways in which these soporific spaces may set off a certain manner of perceiving life itself