strong only so long as they represent a
strong idea. They become powerless when they
oppose it." Sigmund Freud
FREUD (1856 - 1939)
to Freud, a literary work is similar to
a dream in that such a text is deemed an acceptable activity by
society and the mind, making a work of fiction a virtual playground
for the author's repressed instincts.
Understanding ourselves from a Freudian point of view as well as
the context in which we live, therefore, is essential if we are
to interpret a text.
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