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Freud And Jung's Father/Son Relationship Essay

1171 words - 5 pages

Freud&Jung

Introduction

The relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud began in 1906 when Jung sent Freud a signed copy of his published studies. Unknown to Jung, Freud had already purchased his own copy of the book after hearing how favorably his name figured into the writings. Six months later, Freud sent a collection of his latest published essays to Jung in Zürich.(The Well-Documented Friendship of Carl Jung & Sigmund Freud, 2014,p.1)

When the two were finally able to meet in 1907 in Vienna, they sat and talked for thirteen hours straight.(Carr, J., 2012). From that day until 1909, their letters were filled with father-son references(Carr, J., 2012). Freud became a father figure to Jung(The Well-Documented Friendship of Carl Jung & Sigmund Freud, 2014,p.2). As Jung writes later on, Jung seems to have developed a “religious crush” on Freud(Haula, J. R., n.d).And Jung seems as a son to Freud also, he speaks of Jung as “my successer and crown prince” and even as “spirit of my spirit”.

Jung is keen to prove his devotion and protests eagerness to learn, while Freud is ready to name Jung his "Crown Prince" only a month after Vienna (McGuire: 27) and shows a growing jealousy: first that Jung does not respond soon enough to his letters and then that Jung may develop a stronger alliance with the Paris philosopher, physician, and hypnotist, Pierre Janet: "I wish you an interesting Paris complex, but I should not like to see it repress your Vienna complex" (McGuire: 65)

And Freud’s jealosy grows with Jung’s late letters. While Freud answers Jung’s letter in few days, Jung answers Freud’s letters after weeks.

In despite of Freud’s tougts about Jung as his “crown prince”, Jung has another interests. The beginning of their relationship’s ending started with their different opinions about unconcious.Jung saw Freud's theory of the unconscious as incomplete and unnecessarily negative.According to Jung, Freud conceived the unconscious solely as a repository of repressed emotions and desires(The Well-Documented Friendship of Carl Jung & Sigmund Freud, 2014,p.4). But also Freud has his own opinions about Jung’s interests.Freud dismissed Jung’s interest in religion and myths as being ‘unscientific.’(The Well-Documented Friendship of Carl Jung & Sigmund Freud, n.d. ,p.4)

After difference of ideas, some issues appears in their relationship. And it goes till last straw.

Some issues that cause break-up

Minna Bernays
Freud’s wife’s sister Minna Bernays, told to Jung that she feels “sexual intimacy” to Freud. Jung never shared this information with Freud but according to Martin S. Fiebert, the revelation and initial deception had a profound impact on aspects of the Freud/Jung relationship.(F. Martin,2010)

Anti-Semitism
Freud apparently did not confront Jung directly and the issue of Jung's alleged anti-Semitism played a part in Freud's eventual distancing himself from Jung. As an example, Freud wrote to Rank in August, 1912 (Gay, 1988, p.231) and...

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