Thursday, October 27, 2011

feminine subject

I wanted to show that good analysts have made use of Freud's love vs. being loved distinction. You see it in Character Analysis:

"you see, this is one of the causes of your neurosis" by which I meant his childish behaviour, his demand to be loved and cared for. As if the patient had known the true cause of his neurosis, he connected this... with his repressed masturbation anxiety. The masturbation idea was again associated with the incest idea 105

"his desire to be a child who is loved by everyone-- at the same time realizing that he himself neither wanted to love nor was able to love" 113

This whole case study is filled with words like feminine devotion and illustrates the patient coming to discover his own masculinity as "brave, open, honest, proud" 112

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