Premise Of Madness Or Higher Perception In Lessing’s Briefing For A Descent Into Hell And The Four Gated City
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 595-598
AbstractDoris Lessing is one of the best writers of twentieth century. The way she explores the human mind is unique in itself. Lessing very easily gets into the mind set of different characters. She not only gives the sketch of the central character but also goes deep into all the characters. As for the The Four Gated City she says “….various aspects of me were parceled out between the different characters. They were a fairly interesting map of myself, the role of the characters.” During the 1970s, Lessing began writing what she called "inner space fiction." ‘These works reveal the influence of Carl Jung and particularly R. D. Laing, a well-known radical psychologist who proposed that insanity is merely a convenient label imposed by society on those who do not conform to its standards of behavior..
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