Freud and Carl Jung on Ebenezer Scrooge Essay by The Research Group

Freud and Carl Jung on Ebenezer Scrooge
A psychological analysis of Charles Dickens' character from "A Christmas Carol" and his melancholy, introversion and dreams.
# 21400 | 1,800 words | 5 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2003 in Literature (English) , Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Jung)

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"This paper is an analysis of Ebenezer Scrooge, the protagonist of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol from the perspectives of both Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Scrooge serves as a classic example of Freud's melancholic and Jung's introverted thinking type. Scrooge's "cure," occurring as he takes himself through his own version of dream therapy, provides an excellent example of both therapists' views about the nature of dreams. Scrooge's dreams are filled with rich Freudian possibilities for analysis and offer an example of Jung's opinion of the predictive nature of dreams. This analysis allows us to examine some of the ways in which Freud and Jung's theories of the psychology of the human mind come together and differ.

Published in 1843, A Christmas Carol introduced Dickens' literary case ..."

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