Aim: How will we apply Psychoanalytic Criticism to “The Story of an Hour” Do Now: 1. Copy the following definition: PSYCHOANALYTIC CRITICISM: the application of specific psychological principles to the study of literature. 2. What does “unconscious” mean? Think about a dream you had. How much do you remember about the dream? “Unconscious “ means that you are “there” but not aware of what is happening. It is referred to the irrational part of our minds. Freud’s Model of the Human Psyche(Mind) • Id = irrational, unconscious part of the psyche please principle • Ego = rational, logical part of the mind (although part of its activities remain in the unconscious part) (reality principle) • Superego = internal censor, cause us to make moral judgments because of social pressures (morality principle) SUMMARY Based on what we learned about Psychoanalytic Criticism, how can we apply Freud’s theories to “The Story of an Hour”?