Splendid Isolation and Cruel Returns
- Patrick McEvoy-Halston (see profile)
- CLCS 18th-Century, TC Cognitive and Affect Studies, TC Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature
- British literature, Eighteenth century, Psychoanalysis and literature
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- daniel defoe, jonathon swift, robinson crusoe, gulliver's travels, 18th-century British literature, Psychoanalytic criticism
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- Challenges Robinson Crusoe's ability, in "Robinson Crusoe," to be honest with himself about how much he was actually glad Fortune stepped into remove him out of his father's grasp. And, as well, Gulliver's presumption, In "Gulliver's Travels," that he would really have preferred Fortune had not stepped in and removed him from endless more days in the company of his beloved Houyhnhnms. Shows Crusoe as desiring schizoid isolation, and Gulliver as possessed of such a powerful talionic response, a desire for revenge, that all around him of whatever righteous esteem, is due to be subordinated into mere means for superior applied revenge.
- Undergraduate paper.
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- 4 years ago
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