COGNITIVE POETICS AND FREUD

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Metamorphosis


"William the Negro"

Contrasting Theories

Pedagogy

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Irony

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Projection

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"Men are strong only so long as they represent a
strong idea. They become powerless when they
oppose it." Sigmund Freud
 

SIGMUND FREUD (1856 - 1939)

According 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.

To learn more about Freud's views, visit the following links:

http://elvers.stjoe.udayton.edu/history/
people/Freud.html

http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96may
/freud.html


http://www.stupid.com/stat/FRDB.html

http://www.stupid.com/stat/SIGM.html

http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory
/s/sigmund_freud.asp

 

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