Parody on psychoanalysis
Posted by Kay on April 27, 1998 at 10:16:20:
In response to My favorite line, written by Arnessa on April 26, 1998 at 23:21:55
] One of my favorite lines from the book deals with Mr Mybug. Oh, I don't have the book right here now (I'm at work) but it goes something like, "one of the drawbacks of almost universal education was that one kept having the strangest people quoting one's favorite authors. It was rather like seeing a drunken stranger in one's bathrobe."
] I couldn't agree more.
Speaking of parodies, I think Gibbons was poking a little fun at the new Freudian trends. At this time, Freud was beginning to be translated and several people from England had gone to Germany to study with Freud. And these discoveries began to change the way some authors approached biographies. I think Mybug pokes fun at these authors who wished to change the way we look at well-known lives. Also, Aunt Ada Doom and her 'I saw something nasty in the woodshed' is another poke at Freud. And perhaps, the influence of psychoanalysis on drama--remember the reference to "Manallalive-O" and the nasty time theatre-goers would have.
- The Higher Common Sense Arnessa 20:59:48 4/27/98 (2)
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