Word: Repressed

REPRESSED (v): According to dictionary.com one definition of repressed means: "To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind" (http://dictionary.reference.com/) Freud uses this term a couple times throughout his essay saying that a cause of the uncanny can be something that was once frightening being repressed and then returns. He gave an example of the Sand-Man. A young boy was once severely frightened by the "Sand-Man." After some time getting help, he had his life back on track. The man was even to be married soon. The feeling of the uncanny returned when the man saw the man whom he thought was the Sand-Man, bringing back all of the horrible feelings, eventually causing his death.

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