Rescue Fantasy

The fantasy held by some suicidal individuals that they will be saved from death—at the last moment—by some intervention
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Doezema (2001) is careful although to not posit a crude western versus Third World binary, recognizing that many Third World feminists and NGOs participate in the rescue fantasy as well complicating the narrative.
Grounded in Oedipal instincts, the rescue fantasy derives from the infant's attachment to the mother, often exacerbated by her early loss, and a consequent desire to save a helpless parent figure, transmuted into the rescue of oneself projected onto another.
Having that whole rescue fantasy being blown to hell was the greatest down," he says.
Voting for a Hollywood action hero who symbolizes power and strength represents a statewide rescue fantasy," wrote Patrick Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times.
Ashcroft says it is 'absolutely' possible for a father to love his children and still kill them in this circumstance: 'He may have a rescue fantasy or think, 'This is the way I'm going to save them from the hell of being without a father'.
The BTR TONKA line will expand the TONKA SEARCH & RESCUE fantasy by allowing children to construct realistic rescue vehicles that help them complete their life-saving missions.