Dora - Section 2, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Continuing on with Dora’s history, Freud explains how she began to be troubled by the increasing intimacy between Frau K. and her father. The two families would often vacation together during the summer, and Dora’s father and Frau K. were spending more time together; they would take walks together, and Frau K. nursed Dora’s father back to health during a period of illness. Dora’s mother told Dora that Frau K. had even saved her father from suicide, a fact that Dora believed was a pretense to disguise their romantic affair. When Dora’s family eventually moved to Vienna, the K.’s followed, and Dora began to feel as if she had been “handed over” to Herr K. as in compensation for tolerating her father’s affair (27).

At this point, Dora began to criticize her father a lot more than...

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