i post this message tentatively, as i have not yet completed my doctorate. I wanted to ask the panel, if Otto's anger and violent tendencies could not be seen as a pattern learned from familal history (i.e.Bowen theory) with the clinician plotting a genogram and extracting detailed family history. what are the relationships in his family, between the parents, parents and siblings, between siblings, extended family? and how are they played out in his interactions with other women.
alternativley, could not one take a freudian view and say that Otto is narcisstic in his need to dominate, which in fact covers up tremendous insecurites regarding emasculation?