Psychoanalysis Of George Orwell

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The definition of psychoanalysis is so vast, that almost any uneasiness of the human soul can be hidden behind it. The fact that George Orwell’s real name was Eric Arthur Blair can say a lot about the author’s personality. Eric Blair wanted to publish in an anonymous manner, first of all because he felt that the stories about his life would disturb his parents, and the second thing is that, as he confessed to his friend, Sir Richard Rees (editor at “The Adelphi”, for whom he worked), he has a weird fear, namely he was afraid that if his real name got published, an enemy could put a spell on him. If we read more about his life, we see a relatively short life (he lived for only 47 years) marked by uneasiness, lack of material needs and disease. Another paradox is the fact that, even though he fought on the communists’ side during the Spanish Civil War, he wrote “Animal Farm” and “1984”, which can be regarded as a lucid analysis again the communist tyranny, knowing the year when it was written (1948), or as a premonition about what would mean the communist dictatorship in the countries that would be behind the Iron Curtain. Orwell was a socialist, and a lucid man, a contradiction that can be explained by psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis was developed by Sigmund Freud at the beginning of the 20th century as a general theory of the unconscious. Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytical psychotherapy are for those who feel caught in mental problems that block, on the one hand, the
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