An essay by british psychiatrist Dr. Athar Yawar provides a gentle and also tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek psychological profile that the major characters in “Peanuts.”


A charming essay entitled “The wildly of Charlie Brown” shows up this week in the clinical journal The Lancet.

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Written by british psychiatrist Dr. Athar Yawar, the essay gives gentle and tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek mental profiles the the major characters in “Peanuts,” one of the most renowned comic strips of all time.


“Peanuts” was, that course, written and drawn by Minnesota aboriginal Charles Schulz. The strip ran for nearly 50 years, from Oct. 2, 1950, until Feb. 13, 2000 — the work after Schulz passed away at age 77 in Santa Rosa, Calif.

“Sigmund Freud has his promoters, yet the best-known psychiatrist of the 20thcentury was more than likely Lucy valve Pelt,” Yawar to write (with brothers spellings and punctuation). “From her an initial clinical conference in 1959 (Charlie Brown: ‘I have deep feel of depression … What have the right to I do about this?’ Lucy: ‘Snap out of it! five cents, please.’), this small girl ministered to the kids of she neighbourhood from a lemonade was standing emblazoned v ‘PSYCHIATRIC assist 5¢. THE physician IS IN.’”

Yawar’s mental assessments that the “Peanuts” corridor are quite amusing, start with this one of Lucy:

Like most psychiatrists — indeed, most people — Lucy is a broken person. At an early stage childhood promise as an athlete disintegrates, together she becomes maybe the worst baseball player ever. She pines for Schroeder, a musician that would not marry her “for all the beagles in Beagleland”, and will kiss her just if “the kiss will certainly be provided by my representative”. She is ferociously aggressive to Linus, and also to anyone who stands in her way; every year, reliable by Charlie Brown to hold a football because that him to kick, she traction it away at the critical moment. Yet she lacks self-doubt: Lucy, in she blinkered determination, is (almost) constantly right.

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