Ciao cari lettori! Last week in PARLIAMO GIALLO we leant a little about psychoanalysis in giallo and how to express it in Italian. Today we continue with it.
It is a truth universally acknowledge that gialli are full of Lacan and Freud interpretations and theories and here we continue with some of them.
CASTRATION COMPLEX – complesso di castrazione is the fear of emasculation in both the literal and metaphorical sense. Castration anxiety is an overwhelming fear of damage to, or loss of, the penis; one of Sigmund Freud’s earliest psychoanalytic theories. Sam’s psyche from THE BIRD OF THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE is said to be full of this. For more information please visit this site and read this amazing article about it: http://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/home/the-fear-castration-anxiety-in-dario-argentos-the-bird-with-the-crystal-plumage-and-deep-red
SADISTIC VOYEURISM – voyeurismo sadico Sadism involves gaining pleasure from seeing others undergo discomfort or pain and voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature. I think we do not need a long explanation for this. The killer is quite often a voyeur who loves watching his or her victim genitalia or sexual intercourse before killing them in the cruelest ways.
Try not to suffer any of these but practice them in your ordinary conversations. Ci vediamo la settimana scorsa!