Psychoanalytic Criticism - How to Read a Text Using Psychoanalytic Criticism \u25cf Freud\u2019s Theories The origins of Unconscious \u25cb The goal is to help

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How to Read a Text Using Psychoanalytic Criticism Freud’s Theories: The origins of Unconscious The goal is to help us resolve our problems (called disorders) Psychoanalysts ocus on correcting patterns of behavior that are destructive Radical insights were the notion that human beings are motivated by unconscious desires, fears, needs, and conflicts What is the Unconscious Mind? Unconscious is the storehouse of those painful experiences and emotions, wounds, fears, guilty desires, and unresolved conflicts we do not want to know about We develop an unconscious mind at a young age through the act of repression Repression is the expunging of the conscious mind of all our unhappy psychological events Our unhappy memories do not disappear in the unconscious mind; rather, they exist as a dynamic entity that influences our behavior Family Conflicts The Oedipus Complex: young boys between the ages of 3-6 develop a sexual attachment to their mothers. The young boy competes for w/ his
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