Sherlock Holmes Essays


Dreams the Unconscious Mind and Defense Mechanisms

approach to dream analysis is therefore equally as applicable to sociological issues. Sir Lancelot, the Wizard of Oz, and sherlock holmes are the three examples from English literature that Newirth (2015) discusses from the perspective of Freudian theory. The collective unconscious and the collective dreams are made manifest in a society’s literature, art, media, and popular culture. Ego defense mechanisms in cultures could be anything from xenophobia to aggression. A historical-philosophical approach to psychoanalytic theory can therefore be successful integrated into international relations, political theory, and foreign policy. On the individual level, psychoanalysis also serves a symbolic role in… Continue Reading...