Wednesday, 27 May 2009

The shadow of the object

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"Thus the shadow of the object fell upon the ego, so that the latter could henceforth be criticized by a special mental faculty like an object, like the foresaken object. In this way the loss of the object became transformed into a loss in the ego, and the conflict between the ego and the loved person transformed into a cleavage between the criticizing faculty of the ego and the ego as altered by the identification."

Freud, Mourning and Melancholia

5 comments:

Ellis Nadler said...

sorry, could you run that past me again? In English.

orangefrute88 said...

you are flat out da bomb dot com

xxx

Fern said...

so wonderful and sad.

ElizT said...

Trying to puzzle that out makes me melancholy, meaning...

soulbrush said...

you got it fern.