Essays about: "Sigmund Freud"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 essays containing the words Sigmund Freud.

  1. 1. Thick Love : A Psychoanalytical Study of Mother-Daughter Relationships in Toni Morrison’s Beloved

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för utbildningsvetenskap

    Author : Khuteibe Hashim; [2021]
    Keywords : Psychoanalytical Criticism; Sigmund Freud; Jacques Lacan; Julia Kristeva; Beloved; Toni Morrison; Abjection; Semiotic; Symbolic; Imaginary; Mirror-stage; Defense Mechanism;

    Abstract : This study employs psychoanalytical theories to explore how the conscious, unconscious, and subconscious workings of the mind, combined with a search for identity, are presented and dealt with in Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved (1987). It is done through a close reading and in-depth textual analysis of thematic concerns raised in the work. READ MORE

  2. 2. Repeating Despite Repulsion: The Freudian Uncanny in Psychological Horror Games

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Malmö högskola/Institutionen för konst, kultur och kommunikation (K3)

    Author : Julia Jespersdotter Högman; [2021]
    Keywords : literature; game studies; video game studies; sigmund freud; the uncanny; english; english literature; literature studies; english studies; video game fiction; written fiction; silent hill; cry of fear; psychological horror; horror; horror games; psychological horror games; outlast; P.T.; games; narrative; narrative games; linear horror games; story games;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the diverse and intricate ways the psychological horror game genre can characterise a narrative by blurring the boundaries of reality and imagination in favour of storytelling. By utilising the Freudian uncanny, four video game fictions are dissected and analysed to perceive whether horror needs a narrative to be engaging and pleasurable. READ MORE

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. The Defense Mechanisms of Moll Flanders : A Psychoanalytical Essay

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Tina Jakobsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Moll Flanders; Literature; Psychoanalysis; Freud; Lacan; Defense Mechanisms;

    Abstract : The essay analyzes how and why Moll Flanders’s childhood created mental and emotional patterns that would come to shape her personality and affect her behavior. The analysis will use psychoanalytical theories by Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan to discern what defense mechanisms and desires Moll developed in childhood and how these presented themselves throughout her life. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Significance of the Unconscious : A Literary Study of Fear Factors and Psychological Blockings in the Harry Potter Series

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation

    Author : Ida Swärd; [2020]
    Keywords : Harry Potter; fear; psychoanalytical criticism; the unconscious;

    Abstract : This essay examines various fears presented in the Harry Potter series along with the psychological blockings connected to each fear. Furthermore, this study examines whether the effect of the characters’ actions and behaviours in situations that frightens them can simulate strategies of managing fears in real-life situations as well. READ MORE