Civilization and Its Discontents

Who is Francis of Assisi from Civilization and Its Discontents and what is their importance?

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Saint Francis of Assisi was a man who gave up all of his possessions to live in poverty in service to the Catholic Church. He founded a religious order known as the Franciscans. Freud uses Saint Francis as an example of a rare type of person who finds satisfaction in giving his love to all living things.

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Civilization and Its Discontents