Slavoj Žižek: How the Marx Brothers Embody Freud’s Id, Ego & Super-Ego

Just when you thought that Freudian theory was dead, it makes a comeback, thanks to Slavoj Žižek, our favorite Slovenian philosopher and critical theorist. Above, Žižek offers a reading that finds Freud’s model of the psyche at work in the Marx Brothers. Hyper Groucho is the super-ego; rational Chico, the ego; and mute Harpo, the id. The footage you’re watching comes from the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup (1933). H/T Biblioklept

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  1. viky says . . . | September 13, 2011 / 6:50 pm

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  2. christopher palermo says . . . | September 15, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    This dude is blowing smoke out his ass.

  3. matthew says . . . | October 6, 2011 / 1:32 pm

    christopher palermo only shows his ignorance of psychological theory and film criticism with his vulgar comment

    the link between the Marx Brothers and the superego, ego, and id is old news

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