Searching for Freud. Amidst the Cow and Bull . To Cow or the Act of Cowing.
Amidst the Cow and Bull
Q:Articulate the course goal – what is it that I MOST want students to leave this course knowing?
A: How to apply Freudian Theory to Literature and Life in general
ALL of Literature?
For sophomores in 13 weeks?
The Drives (Sex and Aggression) and stages of Development (oral, Anal and Genital)
The Pleasure Principle and Reality Principle
The Psychic Apparatus
The Oedipal Complex
Defense MechanismsRethinking the SyllabusEITHER OR
“The Cat in the Hat” is a ‘children’s’ story, but it is pretty obvious that Dr. Seuss is talking about the Psychic Apparatus. The Cat represents the Id that wants what it wants when it wants it. The Fish represents the Superego or the Parent telling everyone what they “should do.” The boy has to be the Ego trying to balance the other two.