Gothic Literature- "The Castle of Otranto" - Psychoanalytic Explanation
"The Castle of Otranto" can be interpreted as a "dream work." By interpreting the novella as a dream, it can be analyzed at both the manifest and latent levels by applying Freudian concepts and ideas. According to Freud, dreams fulfill wishes and vent unconscious desires.
At the manifest level or the obvious and clear level, Walpole fulfills his desire of helping a friend and removing an evil tyrant from power. Manfred, the prince of Otranto represented King George III of England, whom Walpole saw as a tyrant. Isabella from the novella represented Walpole's dearest friend, Conway, whom los…
- Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Chando and Wittus, 1964 (originally published in 1932), 213 pp.
- Gothic Literature- "The Castle of Otranto" - Psychoanalytic Explanation
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