Psychoanalysis (4): The Return of the Repressed. Structure of the Mind, Child Development & Love Dream and Sexual Symbols Lacan – Desire & Split Identity Sublimation & Psychological Disorders; Jean Rhys. Outline. Q & A on Freud and Lacan Art and psychoanalysis
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Psychoanalysis (4): The Return of the Repressed
Structure of the Mind, Child Development & Love
Dream and Sexual Symbols
Lacan – Desire & Split Identity
Sublimation & Psychological Disorders; Jean Rhys
E.g. “Mona Lisa”–two images of L’s first mother: one tender and reserved, and the other sensual and seductive.
Saint John the Baptist, Musee du Louvre, Paris
St. John's androgenous image with a mysterious smile of “having found the secret of love”
Freud--"It is possible," Freud concluded this section, "that . . . Leonardo has denied the unhappiness of his erotic life and has triumphed over it in his art., by representing the wishes of the boy, infatuated with his mother, as fulfilled in this blissful union of the male and female natures." (23)
The line between these two is quite thin!!!
4. That against members of one's own sex
5. the transferring of the part played by the genitals to other organs and areas of the body" (Introductory Lectures 15.208)
(Freud, Sigmund. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud. Trans. James Strachey. 24 vols. London: Hogarth, 1953-74. )
Elements to analyze: (Ref)
3. Norman: Fixation on the mother internalized as both object of love and super ego. Unresolved Oedipus complex fourfold split personalities.
4. The use of symbols: The voyeuristic camera eye + the image of eye and the other holes (bathtub drainage and swamp)
e.g. Beginning and ending
I. Psychobiography (e.g. D.H. Lawrence, Leonardo, E. Bishop and Jean Rhys)
1. child psychology and parent-children relationship "Araby" & "Eyeline" "A Rose for Emily", Sons and Lovers; Peter Pan, The Piano, Wide Sargasso Sea;American Beauty
2. dream-- in Wide Sargasso Sea; Spellbound; Rouseau's Dream
3. neurosis and psychosis-- Psycho; stories by Poe; Blue Velvet
4. journey to the unconscious: “Diving into the Wrecks” (A. Rich); Heart of Darkness; 〈馬桶〉林燿德
5. Split Identity: Wide Sargasso Sea
6. Different forms of love as explained by Freud or Lacan: American Beauty
7. Exchange of Power (Phallic) Positions …
III. Sexual Symbols (symbols of castration and phallus) and Symbols re. to Psyche
--"Sick Rose“ (worm, howling night, crimson bed) by William Blake
-- American Beauty; The Piano
-- Psycho; “The Blind Man”
-- paintings by Dali and Magritte
The Rape 1934