Date of Award
Master of Arts
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the presence of salt and Mercurius in Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel. This element and this alchemical personification of the process of transformation will be viewed in light of works of psychoanalysis and alchemical symbolism by C. G. Jung. To broach a study of this type implies an overlap of psychoanalytical theory and critical literary theory. This study is being done in order to ascertain the conscious and subconscious influence of the author.
Wyatt, Dorothy S., "The Spirit Mercurius of Rabelais" (1977). Master's Theses. 1272.