Book Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister Essay

Book Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister Essay

… INNER CONFLICT
INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the book “Phaedra” by Jean Baptiste Racine, and “Confessions,” by Rousseau. Specifically, it will look at how the authors have given us characters coping with their inner conflicts by way of what Freud would call emotional “repression,” opposed to those who do not.
“PHAEDRA” AND “CONFESSIONS
In “Phaedra,” all of the characters exhibit great passion and anger. None of them manages to keep their emotions under control, and so they often react to their emotions, rather than thinking things through. In a jealous rage, Phaedra accuses Hyppolytus of rape, never thinking about the long-term effects of her accusation. “Oh! I am mad; do what I will, / I cannot hide my passion” (Racine). This dramatic style of writing could not survive without these vivid and emotional characters, the plot would not hold up to more colorless characters who thought things through before they acted.
Rousseaus “Confessions” are completely opposite of “Phaedra.” Rousseau practically pours out his heart in the manuscript, introducing the reader to family members, and some of his deepest thoughts. Rousseau does not act in passion and hate; he lives a happy life, …

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