Rigo Garcia

 

Sigmund Freud’s theory was very weird and uncomfortable to say the very least. He believed that kids had penis envy etc… Also, Oedipus Complex, the “influencer” of this all was the “complex of emotions aroused in a young child, typically around the age of four, by an unconscious sexual desire for the parent of the opposite sex and a wish to exclude the parent of the same sex”. In the Uncanny, it pretty much states that when an individual imagines things during their state of unconsciousness , it is actually something they wish to eventually do.

In Frankenstein, Victor dreams and said: “… I embraced her, but as I imprinted the first kiss on her lips, they became livid with the hue of death; her features appeared to change, and I thought that I held the corpse of my dead mother in my arms” . This quote or his dream can be interpreted as follows. Victor was kissing Elizabeth, his cousin, which was already incest. Which is already out of the ordinary, but it got worse when he mentioned his mother. “I held the corpse of my dead mother”. This made this whole dream even more worse and weird. According to Freud, what an Individual was thinking while unconscious, was something he actually wanted to do, so this made this whole thing even more different. Freud’s theory is easily correlated and connects to Victor’s dreams for that reason.