Like the Rat Man's dead father, the dead father of psychoanalysis still "lives" in our imagination as a sort of superstar professor, whose classes are so big that in order to attract his attention we practically have to make a public nuisance of ourselves (p.11).
Reading this made me smile. It casts resistance to psychoanalysis as a sort of adolescent attempt to rebel against paternal (nowadays parental) authority.
Freud believed that too easy an acceptance meant that psychoanalysis
was being denatured, and he also believed the converse: resistance to
psychoanalysis suggested that it was being taken seriously (p.5).