October 13, 2006

Georgiana's Quote Commentary on Dora

Text: Dora
Page: # 9
Quote: “I need no longer apologize on the score of length, since it is now agreed that the exacting demands which hysteria makes upon physician and investigator can be met only by the most sympathetic spirit of inquiry and not by an attitude of superiority and contempt.?

I found this quote particularly interesting because Freud is acting humble and is explaining himself as to the length of Dora. This is at a time when he is attempting to make a name for himself and is in the process of popularizing his various ways of treatment. I find it peculiar that he is almost trying to hard to seem humble by negating “attitude of superiority.? Freud is also expressing how hysteria affects him, as a physician and investigator, which I find amusing since the length of an academic work usually relies on how something affects the subject.

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September 18, 2006

Georgiana's Quote Commentary

Georgiana Baciu
Comp Lit 240 Section 003 F06

Text: The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Page # 401
Quote: “It was a freak of fancy in my friend to be enamored of the Night for her own sake; and into this bizarrerie, as into all his others, I quietly fell; giving myself up to his wild whims with a perfect abandon. The sable divinity would not herself dwell with us always; but we could counterfeit her presence."

I found this quote to be one of the most beautiful of them all. The narrator explains, or rather, divulges into his subtle love and pleasure that he gets from being around Dupin, and around Dupin’s bizarreries. In the beginning of the quote, it would only make sense to compare Dupin’s skills and talents with that of the Night, a mysterious and secretive environment. He allows the reader to see his vulnerability, his utter immersion in Dupin’s way of doing things. At the end of the quote, he speaks of himself and his friend as a team, one that would one day put together the pieces of the most intricate puzzle.

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