Peter Pan's definition of what it will be like to die might help adult readers realize that the uncanniness
of death can indeed be perceived as "an awfully big adventure" which might be scary and unexplainable but does not need to be made more inaccessible than it already is, especially if approached with a more open mind and spontaneity.
Even at this early juncture, immediately after his confrontation with the ghost, Hamlet does not invoke Christian imagery but rather the enigmatic notion of "cursed spite" as the cause of the uncanniness
of the time.
Freud sees figures or expressions of uncanniness
as related to the phenomenon of the "double".
Two factors converge to bring the sense of the uncanny to a pitch: the narrator's denial of death, especially his own, and, as Freud predicts, the charging of repressed material with uncanniness
, which occurs at the precise point that reality and imagination become interchangeable in experience:
Tennyson indicates the potential uncanniness
of an imported Greek or Latin meter when he playfully refers to his own "Hendecasyllabics" as a "metrification of Catullus.
It is this bewildering uncanniness
which actually produces their mutual haunting.
Malibongwe, on the other hand, the urban sangoma in Peter Merrington's Zebra Crossings (2008), has completely lost the air of uncanniness
and obscurity, firstly because the reader can see through his eyes, and secondly because he is as cosmopolitan and eclectic as can be.
To loathe the self is to loathe the other; to fear the other is to fear our own uncanniness
and the freedom it signals.
2004) Homelessness, Citizenship and Identity: The Uncanniness
of Late Modernity, New York: State University Press of New York.
insinuates the challenge posed to law and science by sensation, a challenge made explicit as the passage continues.
Conversely, however, angst can also prompt searching by showing itself as a feeling of uncanniness
, of "not-being-at-home".
Brown writes, "In what one might call the material unconscious of [Bamboozled], we can apprehend the uncanniness
of the mechanical bank itself--the very ontological instability expressed by the artifact itself, the oscillation between animate and inanimate, subject and object, human and thing, that has no doubt made it such an iconic emblem of racism within American material culture, that has made it the most despised and most prized object of black memorabilia, simultaneously the object of repulsion and fascination" (183).