Stylistic Analysis Of The Wars By Timothy Findley

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The Psychoanalytic study of the human mind invented by Sigmund Freud revealed "the complex structuring of unconscious material and to demonstrate the psychic action of repression"( Gay 2006, pp. 64–71). Just as the study of the mind is intended to explain and generalize human behavior by our actions and inability to perform such actions, Timothy Findley 's Robert Ross is seen as a paradigm of these actions and inactions. Timothy FIndley 's Governor general 's award winning for English-language fiction; "The Wars" a book written in 1977, follows a 19-year-old Canadian boy named Robert Ross, enlists in the Recruitment for World war 1 battalion after the death of his younger sister Rowena to escape his guilt and the societal norm, he could not live up to. …show more content…

Upon the beginning of the book the text is seen to be written from a 3rd person omniscient view, however, with a more in-depth look the text is seen to hold many hidden views in the text that is portrayed as a type of "dream," meaning that the text itself represses its real meaning behind obvious words. While Many may say that Robert is just a scared boy amidst the wars, the real war is being fought within the minds of every soldier on the battlefield, moreover Robert himself; by dissecting the human psyche through his actions, the reader is becoming more apparent to the Roberts relativity of truth as it is being used as a type of censor. This "censor" of the text is a more complicated phenomenon is presented under numerous factor such as; the symbols. Actions and setting within the works, the isolation, and alienation of his unconscious and conscious mind, the structural narrative text itself reveals the unconscious structure of the author 's

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