Jakob Freud had had two grown children

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Jakob Freud had had two grown children, Emmanuel and Philip, by a previous marriage.  As a newborn, young Sigismund's was already an uncle: his half-brother's son John,  born several years before Sigismund, was one of Sigismund's favorite playmates during  the Freiberg years. Later, in the self-analysis he conducted in the late 1890s, Freud  realized that his relationship with John had set the pattern for all of his later relationships  with male friends. Freud's relationship with John was both friendly and confrontational,  both loving and a little hateful. It was never clear who was supposed to be in charge:  John was older and stronger, but Freud, as uncle, outranked him. In October 1857, about a year and a half after Freud entered the world, Amalie gave  birth to a second son, Julius. Freud's memories of being extremely jealous of Julius  probably contributed to his theories about sibling rivalry. Julius died less than a year 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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