Last Minute/Late Nights

posted Feb 28, 2011, 12:51 AM by Joshua M. Patton
It seems that when I have any serious writing to do, I wait until the last minute to do it.  While I never shy away from a project or topic, literary critiques are something that I have rarely done and find a little boring, giving how citation-heavy it is.  Still, it can be fun.  I recently looked at the Novella Passing written by Nella Larsen, specifically the point-of-view character and how her actions can be explained via Freud's theories on paranoia.  I am actually not a big fan of Freud's sexual theories.  He was a wild thinker and, according to The Cocaine Papers, fun at a party, but his sex theories are more indicative that he's a Freudian Freak.  The thing that pissed me off was that it worked.  By applying the theories to the text, it effectively proved the case I was trying to make. I even found a way to tie in the damn Oedipus Complex.  Maybe Freud isn't as full of shit as I thought?  

Whatever.  Even a broken clock is in love with it's mother and wishes it had a penis twice a day.