Saturday, April 26, 2008

Psychoanalytic Approach on “On A Saturday Afternoon”

Today psychoanalysis is very familiar for the wide public after it has been either rejected or adulated for a long time. But, as a paradox, the success achieved for example in the fifth decade, especially in Europe, estranged it from its essence.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines Psychoanalysis as “A therapeutic method, originated by Sigmund Freud, for treating mental disorders by investigating the interaction of conscious and unconscious elements in the patient's mind and bringing repressed fears and conflicts into the conscious mind, using techniques such as dream interpretation and free association”. The OED also provides a secondary definition of “a system of psychological theory associated with this method.

Psychoanalysis spread everywhere but not only due to the interest incited by its therapeutical method. It could even say that therapy was shadowed by the virtues of the applied psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis applied in literature, sociology, anthropology and ethnology, religion and mythology, incited the interest of a public that had no inclination towards the clinical realm.

Psychoanalysis designates concomitantly three things namely, a method of mind investigation, especially of the unconscious mind; a therapy of neurosis inspired from the earlier method; and a new stand alone discipline who is based on the knowledge acquired from applying the investigation method and clinical experiences. Consequently there is nothing vague in the definition of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is a specific mind investigation technique focusing on the conscious and unconscious state of a person.

The most fundamental concept of psychoanalysis is the notion of the unconscious mind as a reservoir for repressed memories of traumatic events which continuously influence conscious thought and behavior. The scientific evidence for this notion of unconscious repression is lacking, though there is ample evidence that conscious thought and behavior are influenced by non conscious memories and processes.

On the story of Aimee Bender explored the mind of a lonely, and yes, mentally-bothered single woman (probably in her mid to late 20’s). It is remarkably shown to us with her simple faculty of words. We see beyond the gestures (the nervousness, the drinking of the beer, the hugging, and the jokes) the building tension as the woman in the story gradually reveals her inner self to her male friends (one of which, she dated shortly and the other she has been flirting with for years) one Saturday afternoon.

The rising action was when they finally came back to her apartment at her request to fulfill her fantasy. Filled with curiosity, they came back. And they already have a slight notion as to what her fantasy might be. Sexual thoughts: these are usually the meat in all fantasies…especially adult fantasies. And the males know this. What they do not know is that they’re in for a surprise…

Instead of having sex with the woman, they ended up having sex together. And they happen to have ideas about it and have applied it right on the spot. With the woman guiding them the way a sex therapist does…only that, this is a therapy for the woman (the therapist is the one feeling “therapeuted” by the kind of therapy she employs).

This absurdness of desire is frowned upon by society and is kept in a repressed state constantly guarded by our civil judgment. But once they come out and take control, it reveals without hesitation our innermost fantasies and longing…sexual longing.

But according to psychologists, this is innate in every human being. These carnal desires are buried within each of us awaiting for its release. And if we do not channel it into something productive...something that mobilizes our desires, it could lead to serious psychological disorders and issues.

What the woman in the story is portraying is actually natural since all of us want to do it (subconsciously), it’s just that everyone is afraid to be known doing it…that’s why no one wants to talk about it.

As for the woman, we shouldn’t judge her immediately. She is merely letting her subconscious come into being. It’s a healthy way to release inner tensions.

The loneliness she feels is because of her longing toward her boyfriend. She feels alone and forsaken. To recuperate, she indulges in orgies. This is her defense mechanism. This is how she faces pitfalls. And we shouldn’t judge her for that. Her mind is a very intricate web of diverse thoughts…and messing with what her mind is set on will only reap harsh results.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


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Friday, April 4, 2008


I don’t actually read “THE BIBLE”. It’s not that I’m an atheist or that I don’t believe in GOD, it’s just that I really don’t like to read…PERIOD.

I say, I’m just too lazy to read about everything and anything in particular. But just last night, I opened the Bible, (so very unlikely of me., you know) and stopped by Chapter 12 verse 1 of The Book of Proverbs. The verse says that “Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.”

Isn’t it very factual? Well, I do agree to it in an extreme extent. Those who really do hate corrections are those who are really stupid and dim-witted. I mean, why should we hate corrections if in fact, we could gain knowledge from it? If we get corrected, then let us accept the corrections and try to improve ourselves from it, and at the same time- learn from it.

Another verse that I really like is from Chapter 27 verse 2, still from The Book of Proverbs. Chapter 27 verse 2 says that, “Let another man praise you, and not your own; a stranger, and not your won lips.”

Isn’t this verse conspicuous enough? Let us not be boastful and bragging about our achievements and triumphs in life. Let other people praise our accomplishments and not our very own selves.

You see! I’m learning from the bible now. I even realized that the Bible is in fact an entertaining piece of art. It can wash away the boredom you’re in to and at the same time it cleanses your soul and gives you enlightenment and realizations about life and existence.


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