Unformatted text preview: away from parents Anderson’s homosexuality 1) Anderson’s unconscious desires are portrayed in the little mermaid through negative Oedipus complex a. For a boy to be in the negative Oedipus complex and to be loved like a woman, he has to undergo “castration”. The little mermaid sacrifices her tail, and every step she takes causes pain and bleeding. b. Anderson and the little mermaid both came from the outside and was never accepted into the new world (Bredsdorff) c. Supported by biography d. When the The Little Mermaid was written in 1837, Edvoard’s marriage was approaching. The Prince represents Edvoard 2) Not homosexual? a. Unfortunate sexual life, but still similar to the Little Mermaid? b. Edvard would not have let his son travel with Anderson if he was homosexual....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course SCANDIN 5B taught by Professor Ian during the Spring '11 term at Berkeley.
- Spring '11