Perelberg has suggested that this phantasy may frequently be found in the analysis of some male patients as an expression of the constitution of their sexual choice and masculine identification. It is a construction, a result of the vicissitudes of the transference arrived at through the analyst’s interpretations. The phantasy—a father is being beaten—becomes an achievement of an analysis and expresses the symbolic appropriation of these patients’ murderous desires against their fathers.
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