A Psychoanalytical Study of ‘Klaus Mikaelson' in the Trilogy The Originals


  • Khushi Khan B.A. (Hons.) English Literature School of Humanities and Social Science Jagran Lakecity University Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India




The Originals, Psychoanalysis theory, Reception, Vampire, Personality Traits.


Klaus Mikaelson is a character who always leaves you spellbound. He is actually one of his kind. A hybrid and an original vampire. Moreover, vampires have always been a source of attraction to readers interested in gothic literature. The purpose of this study is to psychoanalytically elucidate the character Klaus Mikaleson in the Trilogy The Originals by Julie Plec. Using psychoanalysis theory, this study analyzed the character more closely and provided us with an even clearer picture of his personality. Klaus Mikaelson’s personality changes based on the situation and exposure to varied characters. His personality shifts from a heartless, highly conniving, and cruel character to one who feels remorse and guilt.


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How to Cite

Khan, K. (2020). A Psychoanalytical Study of ‘Klaus Mikaelson’ in the Trilogy The Originals. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 8(3), 9. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i3.10469