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Gleig, Ann. "Freud, Rolland, and the ‘Oceanic Feeling’." The
Diamond Approach, Department of Religious Studies: Rice
U n i v e r s i ty, 2 0 0 9 . Web. 1 N o v 2 0 1 0 .
http://www.ahalmaas.com/PDF/culture_narcissism.pdf Says: Ann Gleig introduces Romain Rolland’s view on religion and the oceanic feeling.
Freud shoots down Rolland’s request to analyze this aspect of religion and instead
presents his own notions about ego and early development. Other psychoanalysts are
cited and their analyses are broken down into three different sub categories. Freud
replaces mysticism and the oceanic feeling with a primary narcissism resulting from an
infantile state of omnipotence.
Does: Introduces a train of thought and discusses its impact. References another authority
who counters and provides a different analysis on the first work. Makes it seem as though
the second analysis is correct as further evidence is provided for it. Uses quotation of
authority and others’ experience to take Rolland’s initial perspective and broaden the
scope to find the true source of religion ...
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- Romain Rolland, OCEANIC FEELING, different sub categories, ‘Oceanic Feeling