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Sigmund Freud Reading Response

I have read other works of Sigmund Freud in many different classes and usually it seems like he states similar ideas. One of the ideas I learned in my education classes and saw present in our classical theory class, were about the stages of life that Freud discusses. The stages of life are oral, anal, phallic, latency and genital. In this book however we see he mentioned oral, anal, latency and genital, the phallic stage was not mentioned. In phallic stage he speaks about the Oedipus and Electra complexes.

Freud present ideas that are very interesting and sometimes hard to agree with. I know when he wrote  during his time, his theories were refuted and I think even today it is hard to accept his theories. His second essay, “Infantile Sexuality”, it kind of hard to imagine a young baby being a sexual being especially because the baby and  sex organs are not full developed. Nevertheless, he points out that a baby sucks it’s thump because it is a pleasurable things that mimics breastfeeding. So when he speaks of sexuality, he speaks about it in more of a pleasure seeking way. (Not real sure about this.) Then, the baby realizes that it manipulate and can do certain things that will bring it pleasure. So at a certain age babies realize they can control their excrement.

I thought the second essay was more interesting than the first. He presented some interesting ideas but I don’t know if I am fully convinced. (I don’t think my opinion has anything to do with how he conducted research. After reading Du Bois and his narrative, shifting over to an author who gives facts without any example is harder to read. I think it would be interesting if he gave an example of a patience, although that’s is probably unethical. (Actually one of his contemporary, Carl Jung, gives an example of patient problems and its relation to his theory. )

W.E.B. Du Bois

Exam 4 Du Bois

Full point revision


Soulful Writings of an Era

          It is nonsense that people believe these perpetuated racist and sexist ideas are unchangeable.  People are merely demonstrating an utter acceptance of a force which has always existed and will continue to do so in the future if there is no change.  The idea of a double consciousness gives the impression of always having to look at one’s self through the eyes of others.  There are two souls which make up an individual.  The recent film crash allows the audience to view the different experiences of each race clashing together.  As the story progresses, we can observe how certain characters become aware of their double consciousness.

The scene where the couple gets pulled over is one such an example of this occurring.  The experience a double conscious through the different treatment they receive simply for being of color.  There is duality present in that scene where sexual violence towards black women is perpetuated by white males as well as the black community.  We see this through the husband’s acceptance of his wife being touched.  As long as male domination exists, it will always lead to the raping of women.  Thus particularly stripping colored women even further away from having any power control.  When the husband and wife are later shown arguing, she expresses her view which is that of abuse against a black woman is just the same as abuse for all women.  Yet she portrays what society views black folk as through her insults, way of speech, and sarcastic remarks of submission towards white dominant male figures.  This addresses my disappointment of a race which will be constantly surrounded by shifting forms of oppression, rather than truly being considered equal.

A concern of mine is how the invisibility of women, particularly women of color, is something accepted in our society.  We see instances of this in the film where all the female roles relating to the minority are shown in a negative lens.  In other words they are portrayed as having a position even lower than that of a white woman.  Sandra Bullock’s character is shown aggressively throughout the movie.  We are given the impression that she is able to share a portion of the power alongside her husband.  This shows that within their family she is not given an invisible presence.

Lastly through this interconnectivity of race, the idea of dependency  is strongly prominent.  The other female roles not discussed such as the Persian daughter, wife, and the Latina wife are not even given an authoritative role.  They are merely shown performing duties for their families.  If this does not reek of making someone almost transparent then I do not know what fully can.  This is almost entirely similar to the occurrences of compulsory sexuality post-emancipation times.  Women were not entitled to any resources so instead they were made out to marry men.  This enabled them to have atleast a chance at surviving.  This dependency and restrictive domesticity role leaves women no other option but to continue to act out against such unfairness.

Including an element of gender theory is something new to my previous theories.  If there are any other experienced bloggers out there with an expertise in this field please do not hesitate to drop a comment!

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