How is the uncanny and narcissism shown in Henry James's The Beast in the Jungle?

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The sections of the answer provided above which meet Freud's version of the uncanny are explained below. 

1. Marcher’s "secret" is treated as if it is more than a feeling and is something that defines him. It has become Marcher’s reality and has taken on its own personality. May understands him shares his very real (for him) but unmentionable torment:

…she has an awareness of his "secret" which takes him by surprise and her uncanny appreciation for the event that so pervades his existence makes him feel more at ease in her presence.

2. Psychoanalytically, Freud associates the concepts of love and death with the uncanny and makes associations with the physical world. Marcher almost looks forward to whatever catastrophic event he anticipates and he associates it with the concepts of either love- by which he is underwhelmed- or death- which he connects to his "waiting." May questions his belief that he feels anything differently than the next person:

…the same "sense of danger" that...

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