Thanatos


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Thanatos

the death instinct in FREUD's theory of personality. Thanatos involves all instincts which are destructive, such as aggression. It is the opposite of EROS, the life instinct.

Thanatos

(Mors) god of death; brother of Somnos (sleep). [Gk. Myth.: Gayley, 54]
See: Death
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This shows the agony of mind of young child, whose instinct of Thanatos spurred and waiting for his own death desperately.
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Thanatos and eros have been merged in the person of Antigone.
Thanatos refers to the drive in the (human) creature to forsake its specific and afflicted life in favour of a return to the indeterminate, the inanimate, and the pre-organic.
Those hundreds of commentators who simply responded to the image with the phrase "make love, not war" seem to have interpreted this photograph as eros triumphing over thanatos.
The masculine Minotaur-like figures in his paintings seem to embody the principle of Thanatos while the erotic feminine evidently reflects Eros.
De hecho, sera en este poema, donde se observe de forma mas clara la dualidad Eros y Thanatos, que en si misma encierra el problema de la incompletud, pues es, precisamente, ante la falta que ambos principios emergen, esto desde el psicoanalisis freudiano.
Jung and Freud's ideas have given solace to millions, so it's fascinating to see the two struggle as they try to shape their inchoate musings into concepts like the anima, thanatos, and the collective unconscious.
It is no coincidence that at the same time he was writing his essay on the uncanny, Freud was also completing Beyond the Pleasure Principle, wherein he replaced the libidinal and egoistic drives of his earlier work with the more potent and contestable pairing of eros and thanatos (2)--life and death, pleasure and aggression.
In his astonishing, seemingly boundless desires--in the course of the novel, Lucien describes his varied intimacies with men and women, adolescents, even newborns, his love objects bound only by the commonality of death--"the necrophiliac" melds Eros and Thanatos into one terrible whole, all the while insisting that the amalgamation cannot be undone.
El dialogo de Eros y Thanatos en la obra de Luis Bunuel: sado-masoquismo, fetichismo y destruccion.
In this way, the doctor confesses his ardent relation to Thanatos and Ducornet grimly foreshadows the finishing touches in her ugly montage.