This talk will use the events in the film as the basis for a discussion of the deadening effects of social inequality and emotional deprivation. The film depicts the relationship of a middle-aged woman who has served one family as a maid for more than half her life. While she might seem embedded in the life of the family, and they are portrayed as loving her, in a way, it is clear that she is more object than person to them. The effect of this, and what seems to be her emotionally depriving relationship with her mother, results in a person who is isolated, manipulative, and both sadistic and masochistic. Is such a person redeemable? What can it take to help such a deadened character come back to life?
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The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA)
JAPA is a peer-reviewed journal publishing original articles and commentaries, ground-breaking research, thoughtful plenary addresses, in-depth panel reports, and more.
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The American Psychoanalyst (TAP)
APsA’s triannual magazine, TAP, offers a psychoanalytic perspective on current events in psychology, the arts, and culture for mental health professionals, students, and the general public.
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The Candidate Connection
Written for and by candidates, the Candidate Connection reports on the business of APsA's Candidates’ Council, its committees, and Institute delegates.
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