George Herbert Mead's Analysis

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George Herbert Mead Borrowed from Cooley’s idea and developed it. Like Freud mead noted that a subjective and impulsive aspect of the self is present from birth. Mead called it the, I. a storehouse of culturally approved standards emerges as part of the self during social interaction. To mead, the objective social component of the self was referred to as, me. However, unlike Freud who focused on denial of impulse as the mechanism that generates the self’s objective side, mead centered on the unique human capacity to take the role of the other” as the source of me. Hence, one interaction involves seeing yourself from other people’s point of view (Brym & Lie, 2013). Thus, the self emerges from people using symbol, such as words and gesture,…show more content…
From a functionalist point of view, the process of socialization helps to maintain systematic social relations. However, they are hasty to explain that it also denies them the freedom of choice that should be enjoyed by a person when socializing. Hence, Frank is following this approach where he wants to maintain a systematic social relationship with his parents. Nonetheless, this will cost him that joy that he should have when socializing-there is deception and dishonesty in his parent’s relationship (Brym & Lie, 2013). From Freud’s point of view, Frank felt anger and in fact threatened the man only to learn that he was a divorce lawyer. However, before the issue of the divorce news, it can be seen that his superego was in control- he could not control his…show more content…
He wants to prove that he is not a failure or he the fill the shoes of his father. Most importantly, to shield his father from the embarrassment he faced even from his mother. When he realized that his father had died, he stops his crime and reforms to even work as an FBI agent. It can be argued that the effect of determinism that is, the conviction that any event occurs in the way it manifests because it is destined to occur exactly like that. It is not possible for a person to choose how to live since there is a force beyond their control. In this case, Frank tried to bend the rules so that he could save his family from disintegration yet it still did. Although he is able to turn his life around, he lost so much and lived in so much pain that necessary, to fight for something beyond his
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