The White Hotel - Chapter 3, Frau Anna G., Section 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, Frau Anna G., Section 4 Summary

A few weeks after resuming Anna's treatment, her symptoms return. In rereading her writings, Freud decides Anna's sexual history is a root of her hysteria. She tells him her only relationships have been with A. and her estranged husband. Since she believed having a baby would bring trouble, she and her husband practiced coitus interruptus. Therefore, their marriage was annulled when she left him. Freud asks who the couple in her hallucination is supposed to be, and Anna says they are based on some honeymooners at Gastein. The woman is partly herself, as well. The couple caught her attention, because she foresaw the husband's death.

Anna turns the conversation to the corsetiere Madame Cottin, who she believes to be Madame R. from her days in St. Petersburg. Corset-fitting was an appropriate job for Madame R...

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