Freud on Richard III

Freud writes:

“Richard is an enormously magnified representation of something we can all discover in ourselves. We all think we have reason to reproach nature and our destiny for congenital and infantile disadvantages; we all demand reparation for early wounds to our narcissisms, our self-love” (my emphasis). Freud’s paraphrase of Richard’s opening soliloquy includes the statement, “I may do wrong myself, since wrong has been done to me.”