Major Theorist Paper: Sigmund Freud

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Major Theorist Paper: Sigmund Freud
What can I say about Sigmund Freud that has not been said before? Sigmund Freud is known as the “Founding Father of Psychoanalysis.” I have been reading a book about Sigmund Freud which seems quite interesting called, “Freud’s War with God” by Jack Wright, Jr., Ph.D. I will need to go over Sigmund Freud’s Life, the historical context, educational training, and review of major tenants of Sigmund Freud’s model.
Sigmund Freud was born in a small Moravian town of Freiberg in May 6, 1856. Sigmund Freud was born originally as Sigismund Schlomo Freud. He died of suicide in September 23, 1939 in London, England. Wright (1994) writes, “At the end of his life, ravaged by cancer, Freud asked his personal physician for a lethal dose of morphine—physician assisted suicide” (pg. 110). Sigmund Freud must have been in extreme pain for Sigmund Freud to have asked his physician to assist him to die. Sigmund Freud wanted to decide when to die and not allow God to decide for him.
Jacob Freud, Sigmund Freud’s father, was a Jewish wool merchant in who could barely make ends meet lived in a hostile and in time submitting environment. Jacob Freud was 42 years old when Sigmund Freud was born and was 20 years older than his mother and having two half-brothers from his father’s previous marriage. Sigmund Freud living situation was puzzling because his father looked as a grandfather and his half-brothers basically looked they could have been the fathers. Sigmund Freud was considered as the “Golden child” and he was called by his mother “my golden sigi.”
Walker (1992) wrote, “Sigmund had come into the world covered with a growth of pitch-black hair. His mother interpreted this as a special sign of distinction, and called him in his childhood her ‘little Moor.’ She firmly believed and endlessly repeated the prophecy of the old peasant woman who, assisting at the birth, had assured her that she had brought a great man into the world (pg. 2)
the peasant woman who assisted at the birth and Sigmund Freud’s mother where not wrong of the conclusion that she brought an intelligent man that was best known for developing the theories and techniques of psychoanalysis.
Sigmund Freud born into a world of mystifying reality! Sigmund Freud was born a Jewish and living in a social disability environment where Jews could only study to become a physician or a lawyer. Sigmund Freud wanted to be an archeologist but was not able to pursue his aspiration, he studied medicine. Sigmund Freud received his medical degree in 1881 in University of Vienna. Sigmund Freud thought of himself as a scientist not a doctor. He was thirsty for money and was anxious foremost about being famous and becoming rich. Sigmund Freud was striving to understand the drive of human knowledge and experience going against a religion belief. I found this quote in Notable Quotes (n.d.), “Religion is an illusion and it...

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