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Read the following passage and answer the question that follows:One fact that we have to comprehend is that, in our unconscious mind, we cannot distinguish between a wish and a deed. We are all aware of our illogical dreams in which two completely opposite statements can exist side by side very acceptable in our dreams but unthinkable and illogical in our waking state. Just as our unconscious mind cannot differentiate between the wish to kill somebody in anger and the act of having done so, the young child is unable to make this distinction. The child who angrily wishes his mother to drop dead for not having gratified his needs will be traumatized greatly by the actual death of his mother even if this event is not linked closely in time with his destructive wishes. He will always take part of or the whole blame for the loss of his mother. He will always say to himself- rarely to others-"I did it. am responsible. I was bad, therefore mummy left me. I is well to remember that the child will react in the same manner if he loses a parent by divorce, separation or desertion. Death is often seen by a child as an impermanent thing and has therefore little distinction from a divorce he may have an opportunity to see the parent again.The child would feel responsible for his mother's death even if it is unconnected with his wishes because

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A) he regards his wish as a curse

B) he hates her and wants her dead

C) his needs are not gratified

D) he cannot distinguish between wish and reality


The correct answer is D.


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