Pleasure and Aggreshion. Related to Freud

Essay by Mohamed A. WahabUniversity, Master'sB, January 1996

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Based on Freud concepts of pleasure and aggression, discuses Hay

Ibn Yaqzan and The Island of Animals

It is said to be that seeking pleasure and aggression are a part of our

human Instinct. We seek pleasure to shorten the time of our unhappiness.

We live in a constant struggle to be always happy, and we use all the ways

that take us to happiness. Aggression, on the otherhand, is a part of our

human nature, which can be hidden deep down in our subconcousnes and

explodes in certain situations, or it can be on the surface of our behavior and

inconstant use. Sources of happiness may differ from one person to another,

but the one source of our human gratification that we all agree upon, is the

happiness derived from sexual pleasure. Our souls strive for sexual pleasure

to be elevated from one degree of human happiness to another.

Freud said

that "what we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the ...

satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree, and it

is from its nature only possible as an episodic phenomenon." (25). At the

sametime, we explore those human instincts in the presence of civilization

which set some rules and regulation that are surpassingly acting as guidelines

for the survival of humanity. Hay Ibn Yaqzan and The Island of animals, are

two different human experiences that discover our two core human instincts,

pleasure and aggression. In Hay, we will find that his journey with his own

instincts is different from our own human instincts, but it is the same when it

comes to the roll of civilization with dealing with them. On the otherhand,

The Island of Animals tends to dig in our human aggression, and shows how

humanity uses...