Wodehouse's Discernment Of The Human Psyche

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Wodehouse’s Discernment of the Human Psyche Throughout the many works of P.G. Wodehouse, a unique sensibility and insight into the human psyche emerges with every turning of a page. The author manifests an in-depth understanding of the interworking’s of man’s labyrinth-like mind with the illustration of dynamic and personable character types. He painstakingly exposes the inner thoughts, feelings, and motivations of his prominent characters in order for the reader to gain a fascinating connection to the character. In fact, because the author denotes such a profound system of in-depth characterization, the conclusion can be drawn that Wodehouse was well informed in the area of psychological theorem, specifically the works of Sigmund Freud. In …show more content…
The dance, though deemed by Polly as Greek in origin, “was far less like a dream of psyche than a troubled nightmare of the Tennessee Bear-cat, fallen asleep while brooding on how he should induce the lightweight champion to fight him to a finish” (Wodehouse 94). This unusual reference to conflict, which happens to take center stage for a period of time, stands contradictory to the conventional twilight-like feel of Riegelheimer’s. Normally, when a barefoot dancer takes to the stage, a performance picturesque of beauty and grace is to be expected. Yet Polly executes an aggressive and vigorous style and nevertheless receives rave reviews from her audience, thus raising the question as to why. The answer lies in the theory that Wodehouse intended to implement a satirical representation of Freudian repression in Uneasy Money. If this is correct, Lady Wetherby’s hostile Dance of Psyche embodies the symptomology of anxiety and depression resulting from society’s blind eye to very real prospect of war and …show more content…
Wodehouse’s keen understanding and his precognizant insight in the realm of psychology, namely Freudian theorem. In retrospect, because of the depth in the author’s profound awareness of the workings of the human mind and emotional system, it comes to no surprise that Freud’s yet to be published structural model of the human psyche holds distinct positions in his novel. After all, Wodehouse did have access to previous Freudian material, including works concerning the defense mechanisms of regression and repression, which were fundamental to the construction of the structural model. The author simply understood people and the concept of human nature, thus allowing him to create unique connections with the readers of his

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