Fairy Tales and Freud: a new blog exploring psychoanalysis in literature

The popularity of a post I wrote a few years back, titled ‘Fairy Tales and Freud: Psychoanalysis in Children’s Stories,’ has astounded me. Having realised how interested people are in Psychoanalysis and Fairy Tales, I’ve decided to set up an independent blog focussed solely on understanding psychoanalysis and its application in literature. I’ve started with…

Fairy Tales and Freud: Psychoanalysis in Children’s Stories

Psychoanalytic theory, founded by Sigmund Freud during the twentieth century as a means to evaluate and cure mentally disturbed patients, lurks beneath the surface of traditional Fairy Tales, barely hidden. When these stories are read in Freudian terms of latent and manifest content, (as described in ‘The Interpretation of Dreams‘), it’s possible to read familiar narratives as…