Theory of 'Depersonalisation' and theory of 'Neurosis'

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Theory of 'Depersonalisation' and theory of 'Neurosis'

  1. 1. T. S. Eliot‟s theory of „Depersonalisation‟ & Freud‟s theory of „Neurosis‟ • Paper: Criticism & Literary theory • Presented by: Poojaba Jadeja • Roll No. 22 • Year: 2014, semester 2 • Submitted to: Smt. S. B. Guardy Department of English, Maharaja Krishnkumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
  2. 2. T. S. Eliot’s theory of ‘Depersonalisation’ & Fraud’s theory of ‘Neurosis’ References: ‘Tradition & individual talent’ by T. S. Eliot ‘The nature of criticism’ by Herbert Reed
  3. 3. Introduction „Depersonalisation‟ • T. S. Eliot – critic, poet • Theory for poets • Exemplified theory with chemical process „Neurosis‟ • Sigmund Freud – psychologist • Theory for all artists • Exemplified theory with human psychology
  4. 4. Theory of „Depersonalisation‟ • Continual self-sacrifice, extinction of personality • “The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates” • Poetry is a medium • Chemical process • Poet‟s mind is catalyst • Like platinum
  5. 5. Theory of „Neurosis‟ • Artists are neurotics • Mental process • Unfulfilled desires and feeling of inferiority • Imagination/ fantasy • Reveals his neurosis through art • Transform himself to his art
  6. 6. Levels of mind personality Depersonalisation
  7. 7. Depersonalisation - Neurosis Depersonalize, escape from personality Poetry is medium, poet‟s mind is catalyst Expression of emotion which is already in mind Neurosis, unfulfilled desires, imaginations Reveals through art, transformation of imagination Free from neurosis, desires fulfilled
  8. 8. Examples • John Keats‟ „Ode TO Autumn‟ • S. T. Coleridge‟s „Kubla Khan‟ • Shakespeare‟s „Hamlet‟ • Marry Shelley‟s „Frankenstein‟

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