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Fleisher, M.L. (1999). Reply to Rebecca Bach. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 47(2):580-583.

(1999). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 47(2):580-583

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Michael L. Fleisher

Rebecca Bach stresses Antonio's conscious love for Bassanio as the central relationship in Antonio's life. I focus on the unconscious relationship between Antonio and Shylock. This immediately raises the question of whether psychoanalysis can be applied to literature and, more particularly, whether psychoanalysis can demonstrate such a thing as the unconscious motivation of a literary character, especially one created in a pre-Freudian era. I'll address the latter point at the end of my discussion.

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