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Expression of the “Unconscious” under the mask of Charlie – the Tramp: A psychoanalytic approach to Dream sequences of select films of Charlie Chaplin

ABSTRACT: Charlie Chaplin, an iconic comedian of the silent film and one of the famous stars of the twentieth-century silent film era, has extensively employed “dream sequences” in his slapstick comedies. It is a well-known fact that his formative years were miserable, filled with hardships and deprivations (devoid of even the basics of survival) — the memories and impressions of which occupy a significant portion of his unconscious mind. A mime performer and an artist, Chaplin entered the silent film industry and took it as a medium to express his ideas and values regarding life…….

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