Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection Characters

This Study Guide consists of approximately 28 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Powers of Horror.
This section contains 801 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection Study Guide

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud was an Austrian psychologist whose theories formed the basis for the psychiatric method known as psychoanalysis. According to psychoanalysis, neurosis—sickness of the mind—is the result of some unresolved conflict, usually from one's childhood. The conflict is usually repressed into the subconscious but continues to manifest itself through dreams, art, or a variety of other ways. The neurosis is especially dangerous because it can lead to various behaviors which can make the subject, for the subject is attempting to symbolically resolve the conflict in his actions. For example, if a person was resentful of his older brother as a child because he believed he received preferential treatment from their parents, the person may project his aggression into structurally similar situations. Moreover, these situations may only really be in his imagination. Such a person, for example, may see inequity and victimization where there...

(read more)

This section contains 801 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook