THE CENTRALITY AND ARCHETYPAL VALUE OF THE MAIN CHARACTER IN VERGILIO FERREIRA’S NOVEL MANHÃ SUBMERSA: THE DOUBLE APPROACH IN THE NOVEL AND THE FILM

Luis Cardoso

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The protagonist of Vergílio Ferreira's novel Manhã Submersa, and the film lives a set of experiences that lead him to a process of inner transformation. Antonio lives with a progressive awareness of himself and others. The story is presented by the voice of its protagonist, who in the light of twenty years of memory, recalls his adolescence as a seminarian. The protagonist-narrator is transindividual, and is a symbol of several intrinsically human characteristics, such as the dimension of the irreducible, which makes him aware of himself, walking along a path of existential knowledge, eliminating marks of deformation that have been inculcated to him, in search of universal unity, thus becoming a symbol, a character who is an archetype in Vergílio Ferreira's novels.

 

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Portuguese literature, Vergílio Ferreira, Manhã Submersa, adaptation, cinema

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