Double Identity: Age Representation and the Female Doppelgäner in Carlos Fuentes's Aura

By Alia Soliman.

Published by The International Journal of Aging and Society

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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

The International Journal of Aging and Society, Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.77-85. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 9, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 383.877KB)).

Alia Soliman

Ph.D Student, Center of Intercultural Studies, School of European Language, Culture, and Society, University College London, Cairo, Egypt