The Analysis of Freudian Elements in Hurry On Down
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages: 14-19
Received: Dec. 12, 2018; Accepted: Jan. 10, 2019; Published: Mar. 21, 2019
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Xue Yan, Public Foreign Language Teaching Department, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, China
Li Ou, Training Department, Daqing Petrochemical Training Center, Daqing, China
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The paper attempts to present a tentative study of John Wain’s Hurry On Down in view of Sigmund Freud’s theory for the purpose of exploring Lumley’s psychological process. In Hurry On Down, there are many Freudian elements such as the libidinal energy, illusion, and anxiety; etc. These elements embodies the worldviews towards love.His two processes of falling in love reflect the two different attitudes towards love and morality.Charles Lumley’s personal experience after graduation is constantly a process of knowing himself, self-fulfillment and self-realization. In this process his id, ego and superego conflict with each other. Eventually, it can be concluded that human being exists in the society, and you cannot escape the society you belong to. In order to live, you must learn to adapt to the society even if you don’t like, even hate the society. Because human beings live in the society, and you have no choice.
Psychoanalysis, Anxiety, Libido, Illusion, Superego
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Xue Yan, Li Ou, The Analysis of Freudian Elements in Hurry On Down, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2019, pp. 14-19. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20190701.14
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