The Turn Of The Screw By Sigmund Freud Essay

1426 Words Nov 30th, 2016 6 Pages
“The Turn of the Screw” is considered an enigma of a novel, and it along with its author are capable of being analyzed and critiqued in a variety of ways. One particular way to critique this novel is from a psychoanalytic perspective, viewing the author, his characters, and their actions. Psychoanalysis is a method of analyzing and treating mental and emotional disorders that are based on the theories and concepts of Sigmund Freud. Of course, psychoanalysis is so broad that there are multiple different schools of thought for this. The most notable one is Freudian, which was created by the Father of Psychoanalysis; Sigmund Freud. Freud shall show us the governess 's instability through psychoanalysis and that she is not a proper narrator due to her mental state. Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychoanalytic theory, he not only built the foundation on which all psychotherapy now rests, but he also constructed a model of the human psyche which can still be used today. His theory was that the human mind is driven by the pleasure principle. The pleasure principle is instant gratification without a conscious thought towards repercussions. This goes along with another old idea: that the human mind is essentially dual in nature and consisted of three different parts: the id, which is also known as “it”, the ego or “I”, and the superego. The superego is an extension of ego, or ‘I above’. This is the part of the brain that deals with morals and ideals taught to us to sacrifice…

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