Interpretations on the Abnormal Characters in the Novels by Lao She

Dan Li


Lao She’s novels describe the class of common citizens and create many kinds of figures. Among these characters, there are one kind that shows abnormal life states and attitudes without any exceptions in that complicated society, although they have different identities and personalities. By analyzing the reasons for the formation of abnormal psychology of these people, the author categorizes these figures into three types: the first is the self-reclusive abnormal psychology; the second is the institutional- closed abnormal psychology; the third is the abnormal psychology caused by pursuit for self interests. By means of categorization, the author hopes to interpret Lao She’s wishes for reforming the characters of nationals.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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