Freud Quotation Assignment and final discussion questions

Quotation collection:

Select 1 quotation for each of the following concepts/terms that you feel encapsulates the main point Freud is trying to make:





Reality Principle


Aim inhibited libido



Death Drive—Thanatos


Select two different concepts and, using the quotations you identified as a jumping off point, select a moment in The Epic of Gilgamesh that you can analyze through a Freudian lens.

Discussion Questions for our last day on Freud:

What is the Death Drive and how does it contribute to civilization?

How is civilization like an individual?

How does civilization inhibit aggressiveness?

How does conscience form?

What is the origin of guilt?

What is the superego?

Why are we discontent?


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