Which qualities of Don Quixote did Sigmund Freud denote as exemplifying the Nebenmensch complex?
#89580. Asked by tragic_flawed. (Dec 09 07 12:43 AM)
The Nebenmensch complex refers to a state in which an unknown aspect of a well-known person creeates a response in an individual that appears to be unrealted to the external referrent. "The perceptual complexes arising from this Nebenmensch will, in part, be new and noncomparable... but other visual perceptions will coincide in the subject with his own memory of quite similar impressions of his own body." Then Freud gives a more precise example: "If the Nebenmensch screams, the memory of the subject's own screaming will be aroused and will consequently revive his own experience of pain. Thus, the complex of the Nebenmensch falls into two portions. One of these gives the impression of being a cosntant structure and remains as a coherent `thing' [which is a bad translation]; while the other can be understood by the activity of memory" . Don Quixote's famous attacks on windmills would qualify as an example. http://www.geocities.com/b1pnow84/Selection/negation.html
Sep 28 08, 1:54 AM
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