This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: perhaps because of a similar-sounding word, or by some form of symbolic substitution. In these fairy tales, the father substitutes their daughter as their wives because they are physically similar in some way. Thus, their love has been displaced from the wife to the daughter. In Apollo and Daphne, the theory of displacement also applies. After Daphne transform into a tree by her own will, Apollo displaced his love into the tree. Because of the connection between Daphne and the tree (and because they were very similar looking), Daphne was symbolically represented by the tree....
View Full Document
- Spring '08