Essay on The Psychoanalytical Theory Of The Psychoanalytic Theory

1079 Words May 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Junior Research Paper The psychoanalytical theory, created by the well-known psychologist Sigmund Freud, stated that every problem within ourselves was caused by an unconscious motive within ourselves. This has become a whole approach in not only the psychology field, but also English lenses. Following the reading of And Then There Were None, it is shown that Agatha Christie uses events in her life in her stories, she incorporates violence and murders, and finally she uses the id, ego, and superego in And Then There Were None. Agatha Christie incorporates (and punishes) events/people that were actually in her life. According to Michael Delahoyde from Washington State University, the psychoanalytical theory “argues that literary texts, like dreams, express the secret unconscious desires and anxieties of the author, that a literary work is a manifestation of the author 's own neuroses.” In And Then There Were None Anthony Marston runs over and kills two college students. He later gets poisoned and dies on the island he was sent to. This relates to the psychoanalytic theory because Agatha Christie’s grandfather died in a car accident, and it would make sense for her to have the man who killed the two kids in the book to get murdered, probably just as she thought of when her grandfather was killed. That theory could work, but Agatha Christie’s brother also died when he was young, just like these college kids. Having someone so young die obviously must have hurt Christie,…

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