Major Theorist Paper: Sigmund Freud

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Major Theorist Paper: Sigmund Freud THE FOUNDATION What can I say about Sigmund Freud that has not been said before? Sigmund Freud is known as the “Founding Father of Psychoanalysis.” I have been reading a book about Sigmund Freud which seems quite interesting called, “Freud’s War with God” by Jack Wright, Jr., Ph.D. I will need to go over Sigmund Freud’s Life, the historical context, educational training, and review of major tenants of Sigmund Freud’s model. NATAL AND DEMISE Sigmund Freud was born in a small Moravian town of Freiberg in May 6, 1856. Sigmund Freud was born originally as Sigismund Schlomo Freud. He died of suicide in September 23, 1939 in London, England. Wright (1994) writes, “At the end of his life, ravaged by cancer, Freud asked his personal physician for a lethal dose of morphine—physician assisted suicide” (pg. 110). Sigmund Freud must have been in extreme pain for Sigmund Freud to have asked his physician to assist him to die. Sigmund Freud wanted to decide when to die and not allow God to decide for him. EARLY LIFE Jacob Freud, Sigmund Freud’s father, was a Jewish wool merchant in who could barely make ends meet lived in a hostile and in time submitting environment. Jacob Freud was 42 years old when Sigmund Freud was born and was 20 years older than his mother and having two half-brothers from his father’s previous marriage. Sigmund Freud living situation was puzzling because his father looked as a grandfather and his half-brothers basically looked they could have been the fathers. Sigmund Freud was considered as the “Golden child” and he was called by his mother “my golden sigi.” Walker (1992) wrote, “Sigmund had come into the world covered with a growth of pitch-black hair. His mother interpreted ... ... middle of paper ... ...ith God, so I just wanted to share it. I think it means that we need to stop being so ambition in life and accept what we are able to do in a moderate and sensible way because at the end we leave with nothing just like we came with nothing. FINALLY I enjoyed reading Freud’s War with God but around the middle of it was a little bit upsetting. Sigmund Freud was using his theories to excuse people’s behavior. It was not their fault, it was everybody else’s fault but not for the one who committed the behavior. Psychopath and Sociopaths are free of guilt of their actions. Freud’s resentment to religion was an uncontrolled obsession. At the end, Sigmund Freud got what he wanted he is well known as the “father of psychoanalysis” but should be remembered also as the “father of child abuse.” Ultimately even if he disregarded it later on Sigmund Freud discovered the abuse.
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