A Freudian Analysis of the Absent Mother in Dicken's Oliver Twist.

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In this essay I will look at the absence of the mother in the novel Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens, using a Freudian analysis. The main focus of this paper will look at how Sigmund Freud uses his psychosexual theories, defense mechanisms, and his analysis of the psyche and apply them to the missing mother in the Dickens novel. With Freudís ideas I will try to explain how the main character Oliver Twist should …

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…the development of a child. To me it seems highly unlikely with all of the misfortunes Oliver has gone throughout in his short life that he would turn out to be a good kid without the presence of his mother. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** Bibliography Click, Phyllis. Caring for School-Age Children. Second edition. International Thomson Publishing Company, Delmar, 1998: pp. 32 Dickens, Charles. Oliver Twist. New York: Bantman Books, 1981: pp 4, 42, 43 Fitch, Stanley. Insights into Child Development. California, CAT, 1997: pp 38, 41, 296