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    The six are repression, projection, displacement, sublimation, denial, and regression. Repression, the most important mechanism was the first Freud discovered. “Repression is an unconscious mechanism employed by the ego to keep disturbing or threatening thoughts from becoming conscious” (Defense Mechanisms). Things that are repressed are thoughts that would make you feel guilty. The next defense mechanism is projection. Projection is the act of placing ones thoughts and acts onto someone or something else. It is like blaming something on something or someone else. “...you might hate someone, but your superego tells you that such hatred is unacceptable. You can 'solve ' the problem by believing that they hate you” (Defense Mechanisms). The defense mechanism of displacement is similar to projection. If someone is having a hard time at work he or she may come home and get angry at his or her spouse or children instead of dealing with the issues at work. All of the defense mechanisms are similar to one another and have slight differences. For example sublimation is the same as displacement but instead of acting socially unacceptable the person uses an acceptable way of coping with their problems. The next defense is denial, which is obvious. The individual denies it to the point he or she does not even think there is a problem. Regression is “movement back in psychological time when one is faced with stress” (Defense…

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    inner thoughts, feelings, and motivations of his prominent characters in order for the reader to gain a fascinating connection to the character. In fact, because the author denotes such a profound system of in-depth characterization, the conclusion can be drawn that Wodehouse was well informed in the area of psychological theorem, specifically the works of Sigmund Freud. In…

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    outline some basic problems of Freud’s concept of the phallus as portrayed in “Fetishism,” and do not constitute the body of my argument. To continue with my main argument, Freud’s concept of the phallus – and its displacement – either results in some form of psychological disorder, or ceases to be a problem. In other words, the phallus is displaced onto an object (via object-choice and fetishization) or, as is the case with those who do not suffer some form of sexual neurosis, is accepted as a…

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    Written Response- Henry James Turn of the Screw • Which assertion do you find to be most persuasive and why? Harold C. Goddard’s assertive implication (with roots to the Freudian theory) that the governess, the heroine of Turn of the Screw, suffers from psychological fixations and a hallucinatory narrative of ghosts derived from her passion of the employer is a detailed observation of the novels alternate, all be it underlined, narrative of Henry James asking questions and demonstrating themes…

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    realize. In defining the unconscious, we find that it is created through the art of repression. Such that, repressing ourselves from fear, sadness, and discomforting memories creates the unconscious mind. Following the expansion of the unconscious, Freud moves to defining the psyche, personality. The psyche is characterized under Freud’s structural model comprising the psychic apparatus: id, ego, and superego. The id describes the instincts of people, the ego is reality, and the superego is…

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    Analysis of “The Lottery” and “The Cask of Amontillado” Psychoanalytic theory is based on Freud’s idea that we can realise what does person’s thinks and feels if we look at what he or she perceives in his mind (Psychoanalytic Criticism (1930's-present)). Moreover, it follows that by analysing one of the author’s characters we are really analysing the author itself. We do not need to believe this as a whole. We believe based on experience and on some Psychological theories, that the main…

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    Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus are explorations of unconscious sexual desires as of childhood. The incest relationships between Hamlet and Gertrude, and Oedipus and Jocasta illustrate the sexual psychology argued by Sigmund Freud as the ‘Oedipus complex ‘, which is a young boys’ lustful repressed desire to be with their mother and get rid of their father (Freud, 1900, p. 84). Hamlets and Oedipus’ autonomy is questioned as their sexual desires dictate the choices that they…

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    She was young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke repression and even a certain strength. But now there was a dull stare in her eyes, whose gaze was fixed away off yonder on one of those patches of blue sky. It was not a glance of reflection, but rather indicated a suspension of intelligent thought. There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women…

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    Personality Freud’s Personality Structure and Ego Defense Mechanisms Personality is not a readily defined concept. Different psychologists have different personality theories. For this chapter, we will learn about the personality theories of Sigmund Freud Carl Jung And, take the Enneagram Personality test. This week we will learn about Sigmund Freud’s personality theory, ego defense mechanisms, and explore the ego in more depth. Freud described the mind as if it were divided into three…

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    confess, but he does not want to or does so and thus goes around society suffering quietly. Hawthorne has Dimmesdale say this to show Dimmesdale’s role in the story. Dimmesdale’s role is to show that anyone can be sinful, and that the repression of passion causes suffering. This suffering, shown continuously through the story leads to Dimmesdale’s path of decline in health. His decline in health begins when Roger Chillingworth figuratively attaches himself to Dimmesdale and his soul. Dimmesdale…

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