Sorry about the late post, like really late, but this is about the Freud and how the unheimlich works.
Refer to Pg. 155-156 in Freud’s The Uncanny
-The last sentence in italics that carry on to the next page
-Freud says the the uncanny in literature and in real life are not taken in at the same level, yet many fears, or many uncanny effects in literature, are manifested some way or another….
-Therefore, can it be said that the unreal and real start to meld and we as humans are affected by the uncanny effects that are absent in real life?
What is Freud’s purpose? What is he trying to reveal about the uncanny in The Sandman?
Refer to Pg. 141
-Children are not afraid of dolls coming to life but in reality, there are many with an aversion or uneasiness with dolls (many horror movies have to do with dolls).
-So, why is it that we have a fear of dolls (Dolls an example since it is addressed in Freud’s The Uncanny)? Is it because of the uncanny/unheimlich?