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...e jet engine back into the primary universe, resulting in death. For Freud, Donnie dreams of his death are a form of a “death drives”. Freud believes that one cannot fear death itself because it is not in our subconscious since we have never experienced it. By using Intellectualization, Donnie fails at avoiding his heroic death. Donnie in his fifteenth year dies to save his girlfriend; his death drive is overpowered by the loss of a loved one.
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