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Women's and Gender Studies
Victoria Tahmasebi

WEEK 5 Psychoanalytic FeminismHuman Nature y Sigmund Freudhuman is born with a basic psychological structure Sexual drive as the most important componenty The Id Ego and Superego y IdSuperego continuing battley Ego in the center trying to keep them aparty Freud argues that there is a more primordial class struggle human is born with a basic psychological structure and that sexual drive Eros is the most important component of our psychological structure our mind y The id is the centre of our primitive instincts and caters to the business of gratifying our satisfaction and pleasurey The ego develops out of the id as the child grows the ego is not so inward seeking id is inwardseekingabout gratifying its own pleasure the ego is outwardseeking the ego is rational and a mediatory Superegoits the highest state in our evolutionary progress its an overseer telling us whats wrong and whats right y Our civilization has created a
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