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Deborah Jones Farquhar '68's picture

Picture--Critical Feminist Studies, Prof. Anne Dalke

The picture can be interpreted three ways: in Jungian terms (archetypal images), In Freudian terms (ego and alter ego, as they relate to hysteria), or purely symbolically. Purely symbolically will enable the viewer to engage with the representation of emotion, to create a story. As women, do we create myths about ourselves, to satisfy our innemost desires and needs? Do we see ourselves as others do? I personally believe that we need to integrate the mythical side with the perception, within the sometimes unfortunate restrictions that society imposes on us.

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