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    - Concluded that his widdler would grow and he aged Aim - This was a chance for Freud to test his theories about the infantile sexuality and the Oedipus Complex - Due to Hans’ development of a phobia, this case also presented the opportunity to test Freud’s theory about sexual frustration and development Hypothesis - A 5 year old boys phobia of being bitten by a horse can be interpreted in terms of castration anxiety Procedure - Case studies are in-depth investigations of a single person, group or event - Data is typically collected from a variety of sources: interviews, observations - Conversations between Hans and his father were recorded by writing although and issue with this is that the tone of the boy and father can’t be interpreted - Strength of a Case Study - Detailed information on longitudinal study - Provides insight for further research - Adopts holistic approach - Strength of a Case Study - Results can’t be generalized - Time consuming - Difficult to replicate - Researcher bias THE STUDY IN DETAIL - Hans’ Early Years - WIDDLER - Hans began to masturbate at the age of 3 (fits well with Freud’s phallic stage) - Hans found pleasure in urinating and defecating - Mother found Hans playing with his widdler and threatened to cut it off (castration anxiety) - Behaviors Freud interpreted as the Oedipal Complex - Hans would punch his dad and then kiss the spot he hurt (torn between jealousy and fear) - Asked his mom to touch his widdler - Hans wanted to have a…

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    untimely demise (Quintero p. 30, 152). Although Gabi’s father is basically removed from the picture for the majority of the novel, that does not yield Gabi from adopting the Electra Complex. Since Gabi’s father is never around for Gabi to tangibly express her feelings, she hopelessly deflects her feelings onto fellow classmates that fail to measure up to the standards of her…

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    the body removed from the home (Faulkner 2). Although, the townspeople did not describe her at that point as being crazy, they said she “broke down” (had a psychotic occurrence in which she retreated from reality), and that she had “to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will” (Faulkner 2). Immediately following her father’s death, Emily recoiled into her childhood by cutting her hair short and isolating herself in the house like an abandoned orphan (Faulkner 3). At this point the…

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    My client Orestes, son of the late king Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, is on trial for the murder of his mother. Athenians of the jury, you have heard testimony today that has painted my client as a ruthless murderer who has sunk so low as to have killed his own family. I implore to look past the duplicitous rhetoric of the prosecution and understand that this is not an issue of murder, but rather justice. Orestes may have very well killed his mother, but we must stop and think about why a son, who…

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    Orestes to murder his mother; “The woman you call the mother of the child is not the parent, just a nurse to the seed, the new-sown seed that grows and swells inside her. The man is the source of life - the one who mounts. She, like a stranger for a stranger, keeps the shoot alive unless god hurts the roots. I give you proof that all I say is true. The father can father forth without a mother. Here she stands, our living witness.” (Aeschylus 260-261) Apollo debates that the mother is not the…

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    Antigone In Electra

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    Electra (Sophocles) The blocking and emotion of a scene can completely change the audience’s response or even how they perceive the character as a person. This means that how an actor voices a line or a scene can make an incredible difference. It could mean the difference of the audience hating or loving a character, or a death having meaning or not. The impact a certain character makes can make or break a play. The emotion behind a scene can bring up or answer questions about a character and…

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    The Anonymous Years (Enters Orestes into the main living area) The Chorus Orestes, we have brought news from Argos. Your mother has betrayed your father and his kingdom. Your father has endured a gruesome death. The Kingdom of Argos is now laying at rest alongside your father. We no longer have a reason to thrive. Unless, the justice that your mother deserves is carried out upon her and her lover, Aegisthus. Orestes The news from Argos, but how could this be? My mother has murdered my father.…

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    A crime buried without justice is never fully laid to rest. Imagine having a family member of yours or a dear friend murdered, retaliating would be the first thought on your mind. As the expression goes, an eye for an eye. However, the quench for revenge could lead to irreversible mistakes without any just cause. In the case of Orestes and his sister Electra, they are determined to slay their mother, Clytemnestra, for the murder of their father, Agamemnon. Will the death of their mother bring…

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    The Freudian Oedipus complex indicates that the infantile mind is directly affiliated with the id (Lesser, 1999, p. 345). Typically, it is the imperative source of the Id. A father’s authority and direct involvement in the mother’s life serves as the imperatives source of the Oedipus complex. It gradually becomes the principal source of the super ego, which suppresses the desires developed in the id. Therefore, a father’s authority and involvement suppresses the child’s desire that is inclined…

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    understand their perception of the world and conceive of reality. ‘Self concept’ is how individuals perceive themselves. If this is greatly diverged from the ‘ideal self,’ the individual will then alter their personality and behaviour to avoid this painful state. ‘Existential approaches’ suggest that individuals can create their own meaning in life by making commitments to avoid ‘existential dread,’ where life has no absolute value or meaning. Task B. The most interesting part of this chapter…

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