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Unformatted text preview: quite a stretch. Comparing Doras cough to sucking on the male organ and playing with her face to masturbation are quite outlandish comparisons. To think that Dora really felt these sexually-based urges based on the bodily habits Freud saw in her is a claim few would make, or even be comfortable and confident making. I may not be a scientist, but I am not sure how coughing and touching ones face is directly related to sexual feelings. It seems as if Freud does whatever he can to make these sexually driven comparisons, as he never even brings light to the fact that these habits that Dora displays could possibly be due to other reasons. Freud does not make explicit the connections that seem to be hidden, but instead exploits habits Dora displays to promote his own theory....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Sean during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.
- Spring '08