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Exploratory Essay / Reflection

Prompt: Choose either “A Rose for Emily” or “A Country Doctor” to further explore and illustrate the newer psychoanalytic concepts or terms discussed so far (e.g. the conflict between “wishful impulses” and the forces of resistance and repression [both internal and external]; the unconscious, dreamwork: manifest content, latent content, displacement, condensation. Your focus should be your argument based on your chosen story, analyzed through a Freudian lens. Consider the motives of the characters and how we can understand them further by looking at them through a Freudian lens. That should be the foundation of your argument. Remember: as far as we know, none of these writers sat down to specifically write a Freudian story.