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Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s “Sultana’s Dream”: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation

Farhana Yeasmin, Mst. Dil Rifat Sayed

Abstract

“Sultana’s Dream” by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain describes a long journey of dream where Rokeya’s motives behind the dream are revealed. The unconscious mind reserves repressed feelings, emotions, desires, thoughts, and memories that get satisfaction in dream and make the dream meaningful. This paper tries to discover Rokeya’s inner desires that take shelter in her unconscious mind and find fulfillment in her dream. Interpreting her dream, this paper also tries to explore the hidden messages she wanted to give in the text. This study further analyzes the border between her dream and reality. We hope this paper will contribute to the existing body of research work on Rokeya.

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