Espaço e identidade: em a mocinha do mercado central de Stella Maris Rezende

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This dissertation aims to analyze the construction of the literary space and its implications for the constitution of the identity of the protagonist character in the novel A mocinha do Mercado Central, of the author from Minas Gerais (Brazil), Stella Maris Rezende. The narrative, published in 2011, is presented with a narrative structural manner, of smaller plots within the larger plot, which condenses, portrays, invents and reinvents fluidly the concerns, contradictions and perplexities of human nature. The character undertakes, throughout the plot, several journeys, a fact that guides the narrative evolution, giving it dynamism. Maria, the protagonist, goes through various geographic points, social and cultural knowledge spaces, besides to revive deep experiences and discover the contradictions of life: happiness and sorrow, tragedy and magic, dream and action and, on this path, she go building herself. From this perspective, the work reference, among many things, the relevance of space to make up the character and effects of meaning. An important point in building the character is in the adoption of several names over the travel undertaken. In each city through which she passes, she takes on a new identity, both performing with a different name, as acting in various fields of work. This shift, which is not only physical, but inside, reveals the protagonist maturing process. While juvenile novel, the work meets the young reader, who sees herself, also, in agonizing self-discovery phase. The theoretical referential is established from the dialogue with literary scholars with Arroyo (2011), Candido (1947, 1972 and 2004), Rabbit (1991), Colomer (2003), Lajolo and Zilberman (1985) and Zinani (2010); the topology and the literary space with Bachelard (1988), Borges Filho (2007; 2009) and Lins (1976); the identity issue with Bauman (1998 and 2005), Hall (2000 and 2004) and Silva (2012) among others. These theorists contributed to provide theoretical support for the analysis of the work, allowing the achievement of objectives. The methodological route permeates brief considerations of youth literature, biography of the author and analysis of the novel and its interface with spatial theories, analysis of space and identity. The study results showed that, in this novel, the focus is on the character and its identity search, which circulates around shaft of the being multiple that live in constantly changing. Furthermore, it is also noted the influence of the space to push forward the character. Therefore, this study not only analyzes the literary space in the novel, but discusses its effects and influences on identity construction of the character.



Espaço, Identidade, Literatura juvenil, Topoanálise, Space, Identity, Youth literature, Topoanalysis


CARNEIRO, Lilian Rosa Aires. Espaço e identidade: em a mocinha do mercado central de Stella Maris Rezende. 2015. 100 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Estudos da Linguagem) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Catalão, 2015.