|Published online: June 9, 2015||$US5.00|
The interaction between the doppelgänger figure and ageing in Carlos Fuentes’s Aura (1962) unmasks a theory of the fragmentation of the self as it ages creating a dual identity. Through Aura and Fuentes’s philosophy on the passage of time, the female form, and the duality that erupts from the intersection of both, we see a woman that identifies her younger form as her true self.
|Keywords:||Duality, Self-perception, Women, Time, Gender, Latin American Literature|
Ph.D Student, Center of Intercultural Studies, School of European Language, Culture, and Society, University College London, Cairo, Egypt