sábado, noviembre 27, 2010

Penis envy

Can this really be part of scientific discourse?

The boy, gazing in horror at the 'mutilated creature' - the absence of a penis on the female body - is shocked into the belief that castration can happen; the girl, realising for the first time the extent of her own loss, is thrown into a state of consuming envy: 'She has seen it and knows that she is without it and wants to have it' (Freud 1925a: 252).

Cited in Vicky Lebeau. Psychoanalysis and cinema. The play of shadows. Wallflower Press. London. 2001. pp. 96.

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