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Chauvinistic Approaches Sexist points of views were very common in the late 19th century Many works of literature were based on sexist themes making the women appear as inferior to men Sigmund Freud is an author of the late 19th century that adheres to this style of writing He points out the faults of women stereotypes them and devalues their opinion The essay in which he presents his sexist views is The Clinical Picture from A Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria In this essay Freuds biggest flaw in the psychoanalysis of Dora is his chauvinistic opinion about women This leads the audience to believe that Sigmund Freud is sexist Right in the beginning of the analysis Freuds sexist views become apparent He claims the fathermale and motherfemale influences differ greatly in which a way to the advantage of the male figure Freud elucidates the fathers influence on Dora as the dominating figure to whom Dora was most tenderly attached to 317 He claims that Dora gained her critical powers from him The sympathies of the girl herself belonged to only the fathers side of the family 318 Freud presents the father as a strong intelligent and influential person He believes that Dora only had compassionsympathy for her fathers side of the family which shows that he thinks that Dora valued the fathers family more than the mothers This makes us believe that Freud is sexist in a way that he values the male constituencies more than the female by presenting them with more appreciation from Dora In contrast he presents her mother as an unimportant and uninvolved woman in their family She had no understanding of her childrens more active interests and was occupied all day long in cleaning the house 318 The daughter looked down on her mother 319 as opposed to looking up to her father The opposition of the male and female characters in the analysis is presented
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