Emily’s Perversion

This image is portraying the death of a woman angel, with a man in the background. To me, it is displaying Emily’s downfall because of her constant obsession with finding a man to replace her father. Throughout the story, we are presented with the phrase ” poor Emily” because of her hopeless quest of finding a man to replace her dominating father figure. Emily’s obsession grew from improper development also known as disruptions in psycho-sexual development; this theory is presented by Freud in his “Five Lectures on Psychoanalysis” in lecture IV. Emily’s disruptions lead to her developing a perversion; this perversion being necrophilia when she slept with Homer.

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