Essay on LESSON 13

Submitted By NouraAlHarhara
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Psychoanalytic perspective:

Sigmund Freud who was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis believed that all facets of personality arise from conflict between our emotions impulses and the strivings restraints against them. According to Freud, personality consists of three interacting structures: the id, the ego, and the superego.

On the other hand according to Freud the ego is the largely conscious, “executive” part of the personality. The ego mediates among the demands of the id, superego, and reality. The Grinch lacks this because the trauma of his childhood overpowers the id, causing the ego to not perform its job, making the Grinch’ personality imbalanced. The ego operates on the reality principle. The Grinch develops, the id is no longer in control. Grinch saves Cindy Lou Who showing the transition of his personality. He is doing things that are morally correct, like returning the gifts to the people he had despised all along. Freud proposed that the ego protects itself with defense mechanisms. These are tactics that reduce or redirect anxiety. The Grinch definitely displays Projection (disguising their own threatening impulses by attributing them to others). The Grinch projects his sad childhood on his two caregivers by pretending not to care. Deep down, he cares a lot. The Grinch also exhibits displacement (when impulses are directed toward an object other than the one that caused arousal). He exhibits this…