These o b s e r v a t i o n s a c t a s a r e f u g e

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Unformatted text preview: certain pieces of events are considered important enough to explain. These o b s e r v a t i o n s a c t a s a r e f u g e f r o m t h e w a r. “ P e t t y d e t a i l s ” s u c h as how money is earned or the legalities are perhaps too real to b e a c c o u n t e d f o r. W h y w a s t e o n e ’s i m a g i n a t i o n o n c o n s t r a i n i n g details when the sense of escape comes from the greater picture? Interestingly enough, Freud and Jung would probably argue that the abandonment of miniscule, practical elements is a natural aspect of dreams, and therefore might be expected in P a u l B e r l i n ’ s f a n t a s y. F r e u d l i k e n s d r e a m i n g t o a n i n f a n t i l e state of mind, asserting that “What once dominated waking life, while the mind was still young and incompetent, seems now to have been banished into the night” (Jung, C.G. Symbols of Tr a n s f o r m a t i o n . 3 2 ) . I t h i n k i t s a f e t o c l a i m t h a t l i k e P a u l B e r l i n ’s f a n t a s y s u r r o u n d i n g C a c c i a t o , i n f a n t h o o d h...
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