Julie Chevalier, Christian Bonnet, Guy Gimenez: the heroic double, between myth et romance

The authors explore the specific characteristics of the double in its connection with the figure of the hero, in certain myths and in the family romance of neurotics. The exploration focuses on two things: the “heroic double” as a way of regulating incestual desires of brothers and sisters; and the construction of a “sibling romance” by the adolescent subject, which articulates love and hate towards eroticized figures of the younger sister and the brother.

Adolescence, 2018, 36, 2, 379-388.