International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | English Language and Literature | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023 | Rating: 5.6 / 10


Medusa and the Art of Feminist Rebellion: A New Interpretation of an Ancient Myth

Ashank Chaudhary | Dr Shabana Singh


Abstract: The fascinating mythological determination of Medusa has lengthy intrigued pupils and artists alike, embodying a multifaceted image of energy, femininity, and transformation. This paper pursuit to get to the bottom of the enigma surrounding Medusa via a multidisciplinary evaluation, encompassing mythology, artwork history, psychology, and feminist theory. By delving into historical Greek mythology, we discover the origins and evolution of Medusa's character, her position as a Gorgon, and the importance of her serpentine hair and petrifying gaze. Moreover, we delve into mental theories and archetypal evaluation to decipher Medusa's deeper mental and symbolic dimensions, her connection to trauma, energy dynamics, and the female psyche. Lastly, we discover the feminist perspective, inspecting Medusa as an image of female agency, resistance, and the reclamation of girl identity. Through this complete investigation, we intend to offer a nuanced expertise of Medusa's enduring allure, her cultural importance, and her relevance with inside the current discourse surrounding mythology, gender, and representation.


Keywords: Medusa, feminism, Greek Mythology


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,


Pages: 554 - 559


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