On Carloss Birth
Final Paper " On The Birth of Carlos" Juan Aboites
In the reading "If Rape Were Legal", the subject, Carlos, is deathly afraid of his own mortality and he is in denial about this mortality and about what kind of an effect it will have on the people he loves. For example, he is unaware of the impact his behavior will have on his kids and then subsequently on their kids, and their kid's friends, etc. Carlos's problem is that he is most concerned with the physical aspect of death, this is what he is most afraid of, and what he believes is the most important thing about death, the death of the physical being, something that is not quite true.
The story of Carlos begins when a young psychologist was concerned about his behavior and attitude towards other members in his therapy group. He was being insensitive to the problems of other's, especially of one woman's trauma after being raped. Already at the beginn...