Humanities Lecture 3.1

Humanities Lecture 3.1 - Humanities Lecture : 3.1 Did He...

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Humanities Lecture : 3.1 Did He Really Do It? I. Freud on Oedipus (The Interpretation of Dreams) A. Oedipus and Us 1. Why is play still popular? a) The fate of Oedipus moves us because fate might have been our own B. Oedipus Complex 1. Child models himself after same sex parent and has attraction for other parent  (same sex parent then becomes his rival) C. Latent Complex 1. In normal person, love and hate desires cancel each other out 2. Repressed Oedipal complex by superego 3. Savagery of Oedipus’s self punishment reflects Oedipus’s desire to have  carried out the complex 4. Play taps into unconscious emotional energy D. Plato on Tragedy 1. Plato disturbed by power of tragedy 2. He though of psyche would imitate literature a) Imitate courage, fear, etc 3. He found high emotions of tragedy distasteful and dangerous because it  would strengthen dangerous emotions in citizens
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