Otto Rank Essays

  • Otto Rank

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    Otto Rank Otto (Rosenfield) Rank was born in Vienna, Austria on April 27, 1884. Otto changed his name to "Rank" in young adulthood. He felt that this symbolized self -- creation, which is his main ideal in life. Otto's family was not wealthy enough to send him and his brother to college, so Otto became a locksmith while his older brother studied law. He loved music, art, writing poems, reading philosophy and literature. After reading Freud's Interpretation of Dreams, Otto used psychoanalytic

  • Otto Rank, a Philosopher and His Theories

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    Otto Rank’s realization of Life and Death Many things in life take place in making us into who each of us are. Our past experiences, how we perceive things, and even how our parents raise us while we are growing up, are all believed to take a part of being an individual person. Otto Rank brought the concepts of life, and death to our attention which raises more questions about how we work as humans. Does fear take a part of making you who you are? Or does it deprive you of who you have the chance

  • Sigmund Freud Oedipus Complex Report

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    Sigmund Freud, a famous Austrian neurologist of the 19th and 20th century, was considered as the father of psychoanalysis; his most famous work is the Oedipus complex. Basing his theory on the name of Sophocles’ character, Oedipus, in the play Oedipus the King, Sigmund Freud discovered a psychological disorder that makes the sufferer acts like the character Oedipus. Oedipus the King is a play describing the prophecy of a child- saying that the child would grow up and kill his own father, but also

  • Hamlet's Oedipus Complex

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    Hamlet’s “Oedipus Complex” “Hamlet is another of the great creations of tragic poetry…What is it that inhibits him in fulfilling the task set him by his father’s ghost?...Hamlet is able to do anything—except take vengeance on the man who did away with his father and took that father’s place with his mother, the man who shows him the repressed wishes of childhood realized. Thus the loathing which should drive him on to revenge is replaced in him by self-reproaches, by scruples of conscience, which

  • Free Oedipal Complex Essays: Hamlet’s Oedipus Complex

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    Hamlet’s Oedipus Complex In Shakespeare’s play of Hamlet, we are under the impression that Hamlet has an unconscious longing for his mother. The death of Ophelia assists in displaying Hamlet’s actions of being insane. Hamlet also subconsciously reveals the truth about his feelings, whether he realizes them or not. Hamlet communicates on two different levels throughout the play. Hamlet's intimacy with Ophelia shows that he could love other then his mother and father. By having Ophelia, rather than

  • The Oedipus Complex in Galatea 2.2

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    The Oedipus Complex in Galatea 2.2 Helen is in love with Powers; Powers is in love with C.; C. only wants to forget about Powers. This may sound like a soap opera, but in fact it is the love triangle present in Galatea 2.2. This love triangle mirrors Freud's Oedipal Complex almost perfectly. According to this theory, Richard Powers is Helen's mother. Like a mother he created her and then taught her how to think for herself. Also in this role reversal of the Oedipal Complex, Helen assumes the role

  • Animal Farm Retold

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    Animal Farm Retold Night had fallen on the animal farm, though no animal was sleeping peacefully. Sleep was impossible that evening, for in the morning it would be known who was destroying the farm and who killed the old leader. Once before the farm was in shambles, and the animals looked to their new leader, Freud, to save them again as he had once before. Freud was a beautiful pig, a prize-winning pig with snow-white skin and a large round belly. One day a Raven flew to where Freud was

  • Hamlet and the Oedipus Complex

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    When examining Hamlet through the lens of the Oedipus complex, it is critical to first define and thoroughly explain the Oedipus complex, then to apply it to Hamlet's relationships, before a final conclusion is reached. The Complexities of the Complex Before one can understand the Oedipus complex, one must understand Sigmund Freud's theory on infantile sexuality. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy points out that the roots of Freud's theory can be found in the work of an older colleague

  • Indecision, Hesitation and Delay in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Hamlet's Delay In Killing Claudius

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    Hamlet:  Theories Of Hamlet's Delay In Killing Claudius There are several theories about why Hamlet, the main character of Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet, delays in killing his Uncle, King Claudius.  As the son of a murdered noble, Hamlet is obligated to avenge the death of his father. However, the act is never performed until the end of the play... quite some time after Hamlet discovered Claudius was his father's killer.  Some historians and literary experts would say Hamlet's strong

  • Using Freud's Psychology to Analyze Shakespeare's Hamlet

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    Using Freud's Psychology to Analyze Shakespeare's Hamlet Psychology is not a new concept to human civilization. People have been interacting between each other creating cause and effect reactions between themselves since the creation of man. These reactions can have tremendous impacts on both parties

  • Sigmund Freud's Oedipus Complex

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    Oedipus Complex "It is the fate of all of us, perhaps, to direct our first sexual impulse towards our mother and our first hatred and our first murderous wish against our father." - Sigmund Freud(Clark, 122) The Oedipus conflict or complex is a concept developed by Sigmund Freud to explain the origin of certain psychological disorders in childhood. It is defined as a child's unconscious desire for the exclusive love of the parent of the opposite sex. This desire includes jealousy toward the parent

  • The Oupus Complex In Oedipus Rex By Sophocles

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    In the early 20th century, the famous psychiatrist Sigmund Freud described an idea that he termed “the Oedipus Complex.” According to Freud’s theory, every man, at some stage in life, has a desire to kill his father and marry his mother. The first appearance of the Oedipus Complex in literature is in the tragic play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. In this tragedy, Oedipus returns to his hometown of Thebes, kills his father, and marries his mother, although at the time he does not know they are his parents

  • Diagnosing Lionel Tate Using Different Psychological Theories

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    Diagnosing Lionel Tate Using Different Psychological Theories On January 26, 2001, 13-year-old Lionel Tate was convicted in the first-degree murder of Tiffany Eunick. The incident occurred in July of 1999 in Pembroke Park, Florida. Tate, then twelve, claimed he was imitating pro wrestlers when he killed six-year-old Eunick. He claimed to have picked the girl up and accidentally thrown her into a stair handrail and wall while trying to throw her onto a sofa. Experts all agreed that Eunick

  • Don DeLillo's White Noise

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    through Becker's book last month, I was surprised to discover that it's actually an exposition of the work of Otto Rank. Rank was the third of the three famous defectors from Freud's inner psychoanalytic circle early this century (the others being Alder and Jung), and he's known in the literary world to a certain extent because of his intimate involvement with Anais Nin. Like Jung, Rank developed a psychology of mythology and religion...and, in particular, Rank's emphasis was "The Hero" motif. This

  • Carl Brashear

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    defeated most people. His spirit and determination resulted not only in his overcoming great odds to become a U.S. Navy diver, but also in his surviving the loss of a leg in an accident on the USS Hoist in 1966 - and more amazingly - in his attaining the rank of Master Diver. In the fall, Twentieth Century Fox will release The Diver, the story of Brashear's struggle. Cuba Gooding Jr. stars as Brashear. The film also stars Robert DeNiro as Billy Sunday, a senior officer and Master Diver who is at first

  • Morals and Ethics

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    philosophers. He states that perfection doesn?t come from being morally good nor through religion; rather from self-mastery and free exercise of ones creative powers. His virtues(Master Morality) consist of pride, self-assertion, power, cruelty, honor, rank, and nobility. The Faith Values of Augustine are Nietzshe?s ?Slave Morality?. The conclusion is that we as people make our own happiness and we determine right and wrong. The striving and achieving of power is happiness. I agree mostly with Augustine

  • The Sword in the Stone of the Arthurian Legend

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    uses his size as his claim to power, therefore his subjects follow him out of fear. In Wart’s next transformation into a hawk, he soars into the castle’s mews. All the birds into the mews have a military rank. Their leader is an old falcon, who Sir Ector keeps just for show. The birds who rank below the falcon, hold her in the highest regard because of her old age. She applies her power over the other birds with no concern for their lives. In one instance, Wart is ordered to stand next to the cage

  • Analysis Of The Tragedy Othello

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    of the more noticeable themes that Shakespeare discusses in this play is Ethnicity. Othello is a moor that somehow managed to climb his way up the ladder to the rank of general. At this time in history, blacks were considered to be barbarians, and murderous heathens. It is a very rare thing that a black man would be able to obtain the rank of general in a predominantly Caucasian army. It caused quite a bit of jealousy among the other officers serving under Othello. This element may have fueled the

  • Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

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    Tim O’Brien is a very gifted author, but he is also a veteran of the Vietnam War and fought with the United States in that controversial war. Tim O’Brien was drafted into the Vietnam War in 1968. He served as an infantryman, and obtained the rank of sergeant and won a Purple Heart after being wounded by shrapnel. He was discharged from the Vietnam War in 1970. I believe that O’Brien’s own images and past experiences he encountered in the Vietnam War gave him inspiration to write the story “The

  • English Revolution

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    from establishing their own liberties in England and, deluded by religious slogans, to destroy those of the Irish. Many of them set up as landed proprietors in Ireland. (The Leveller revolt of 1649 had been occasioned by the refusal of many of the rank and file to leave for Ireland, for that meant violating their Engagement of 1647 not to divide until the liberties of England were secure.) (2) There was the conquest of Scotland, necessary to prevent a restoration of the old order thence; Scotland