Essays about: "Psychoanalysis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 61 essays containing the word Psychoanalysis.

  1. 1. No Need for Penis-Envy : A Feminist Psychoanalytic Reading of The Bell Jar

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Kajsa Erikson; [2021]
    Keywords : The Bell Jar; Sylvia Plath; psychoanalysis; feminism; Oedipus complex; bisexuality; castration; hysteria; melancholia;

    Abstract : This essay analyzes Esther Greenwood’s identity crisis, mental illness, and recovery in Sylvia Plath’s novel The Bell Jar (1963) from a feminist psychoanalytic perspective. The purpose is to understand the cultural and psychological mechanisms behind the main character’s situation. READ MORE

  2. 2. When Escapism Becomes Neurotic : A Psychoanalytic Reading of Defense Mechanisms Employed in The Picture of Dorian Gray as a Medium to Escape Reality

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Santesson Papadopoulos Andreas; [2021]
    Keywords : Anxiety; Conflict; Defense mechanism; Escapism; Fear; Freud; Psychoanalysis; Rationalization; Repression; Ångest; Konflikt; Försvarsmekanism; Verklighetsflykt; Rädsla; Freud; Psykoanalys; Rationalisering; Repression;

    Abstract : Using psychoanalysis as a theoretical framework, this essay examines the subject of escapism in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Defense mechanisms of the ego, first thought of by Sigmund Freud, allow for a clearer understanding of what takes place during the plot. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Shameless Little Sister : A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Conduct of Lydia Bennet in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Emilia Moberg; [2021]
    Keywords : Pride and Prejudice; Lydia Bennet; Psychoanalysis; Marriage; Pleasure Principle; Id; Ego; Super-Ego;

    Abstract : In Jane Austen’s renowned Pride and Prejudice, published in 1813, the reader encounters love and marriage in the British middle-class during the nineteenth century. While the main focus of the novel is the love story between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, the reader also encounters the youngest Bennet sister, Lydia. READ MORE

  4. 4. SEXUAL ABUSE IN VLADIMIR NABOKOV’S LOLITA: A Psychoanalytic approach to Humbert Humbert’s Sexuality

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Fatima Mosi; [2020-07-03]
    Keywords : engelska; Vladimir Nabokov; Lolita; Psychoanalysis; Sexuality; Sexual Abuse;

    Abstract : Through examining Humbert Humbert’s psychological defense mechanisms inVladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, this essay aims to analyze Humbert Humbert’s sexuality throughthe framework of psychoanalytic theory by demonstrating how Humbert Humbert’s abuse isemployed as a psychological defense to process his sexuality. By analyzing his abusiveactions, the results suggest that the reason for Humbert Humbert’s psychological defense iscaused by his fear of abandonment that has been a constant issue throughout the novel, bothphysically and emotionally. READ MORE

  5. 5. A Mother's Failure : An Analysis of Mrs. Morel in D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Oskar Persson Brunsell; [2020]
    Keywords : Sons and Lovers; Mothering; D.H. Lawrence; Oedipus Complex; Psychoanalysis;

    Abstract : D.H. Lawrence’s novel Sons and Lovers, written in 1913 is an autobiographical novel that captures the Morel’s disharmonious family situation. Critics have many times looked at Mr. READ MORE