This sociological approach can be expanded to the level of individual human psychology with the dragon combat being a representation of the Freudian struggle between Eros and Thanatos
Freud in this respect reached a similar conclusion with the Nirvana principle in Beyond the Pleasure Principle, in which he considered Eros and Thanatos
alike in their mutual tendency toward relaxation of tension:
motif lelds itself well to a reading of a selection of Giordana's films, and here I include Pasolini: un delitto italiano, as, in many, central characters (Peppino, Matteo, Pasolini) die quite brutally.
He fathered three children, one of whom was called Idios-god of libido (also called sexual energy) and Thanatos
(also called aggressive tendencies).
It is in such situations that thanatos
begins to push its way to the surface.
3) He puts his finger on one of the keys to the question of our fascination with vulgarity and even mutilation, the link between eros and thanatos
, or in plain language: sex and death.
In the ancient world, the hideously destructive furies, who are a kind of image of Thanatos
or the Death Drive, are converted in Aeschylles' Orestia into the kindly Eumenides: tutelary deities are institutionalised, incorporated within the city, their unspeakably awful terror diverted and turned outwards to protect the city.
In Walker Percy's final novel, The Thanatos
Syndrome, the crazy yet truth-saying priest preaches a sermon, proclaiming in part: "Beware, tender hearts
True, Gryllus is a cowardly pig, but he does stop Thanatos
, the embodiment of death, from turning the cosmos back into Chaos.
One quickly grows weary of the over-the-top metaphors: the scaffold design, we are told, "appears to have a huge impact on the life and death of cells: for some, Bauhaus is Eros; Pei, Thanatos
It is a poem about 'sundering', in which human culture appears as thanatos
Euthanasia is derived from the Greek word eu, meaning "well," and thanatos
meaning "death," and early on signified a "good" or "easy" death (Nadeau, 1995).