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Amy Sexton 11/11/08 HCA Dis Th 12:05 1) Intro 2) Thesis: The story, Anne Lisbeth , can be dissected and understood through Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical theory. Anne Lisbeth can be understood by discussing Freud’s overall psychoanalytical theory and how to apply it to texts, the sequences of dreams that occur through Anne while she waits for her son, and Anne’s archetype of the “great mother” that develops throughout the story. 3) Freud’s overall psychoanalytical theory and how to apply it to the text a) Freud divides the human psyche into three components: i) The id (1) explanation ii) The unconscious reservoir of instinctual or libidinal desires (1) explanation iii) Impulses that seek gratification (1) Explanation b) In Freud’s standpoint, literature is seen as the wish fulfillment or fantasy gratification of desires denied by the reality principle or prohibited by moral codes i) Explanation of reality principle ii) Explanation of moral codes c) Freud also believes that unconscious libidinal desires find symbolic expressions in
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Unformatted text preview: art as dreams i) Segue to Annes dream about her son 4) Annes sequence of dreams about her dead son a) Anne tries to dream of her son for a year and a day i) She also waits for him on the shore ii) Quote from story b) She finally dreams of him the last day and ends up in church i) Relate dream to Freudian theory c) Dissect dream with sources, book about dreams d) Relation to HCA and life? i) Discuss relation (1) Did he have mother/son bond? (2) Segue to great mother archetype 5) Anne Lisbeth fits the archetype as a great mother at the end of the story a) Character develops through Propp R i) Discuss development through Propp R b) Does the end justify the means? i) Starts off unloving and unwanting, then grows into great mother 6) The significance of women in HCAs writings a) Does Anne Lisbeth remind you of anyone? b) Does HCA portray her as a specific person in his life? c) HCA may have related this story to his own mother i) Discuss and prove why 7) Conclusion...
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