Why in the name of insanity are we talking about the Oedipus complex and castration complex in a class about narrative analysis! We have been talking about this for four classes, getting deeper and deeper into Freud and further and further away from anything resembling a point. We are still on the second point of the sylabus and more then a third of the semester is gone. All my other instructors are excellent but this one.... If she wants to talk about the relation between the deep structure of the psyche and the deep structure of narrative why does she not do a seminar on the subject? This is an introductory course. Furthermore, she simply doesn't substantiate her argument. It is becoming impossible not to throttle her, and if I do that it might present a problem for my continued studies in the department.