Differentiated Fassbinder's Suicide

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What differentiated Fassbinder and Freud was the different distances they held from their feminine objects. While Freud observed them from the external point of view, i.e., from the perspective of the opposite and superior sex, at least a part of Fassbinder identified with his female characters/actors/lovers, three identities that always collapse onto each other in Fassbinder’s life and work. It is for this reason that women’s different sexual orientations and their alienating feeling towards the society and family that shaped their identity were exposed more fully in Fassbinder’s films than in Freud’s case studies. In the case of Dora, the fears and desires of the female patients risked being reduced to a delayed sexual desire first with the
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