Freud focuses on the loss of eyes as a powerful image that often creates an uncanny effect. Freud links this to the infant fear of castration.
The Uncanny also focuses on the unsettling feeling provoked by living dolls, or other inanimate objects of which we can't be certain whether they are alive. Freud links the uncanny in this case to the recurrence of the belief in the omnipotence of thoughts by infants and primitive people.
Freud also invokes the image of being buried alive as something that generates an uncanny feeling. Freud ties this feeling back to the infant's wish to be able to return to the womb.
The Uncanny Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for The Uncanny is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.