Oedipal


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Oedipal

[′ēd·ə·pəl]
(psychology)
Pertaining to the Oedipus complex.
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Spinx, who is referred to as Papa by the Duchess (MF 90), serves as the father substitute and as the paternal figure that splits the mother and the children, analogous to the Oedipal complex.
Once we accept the fiction that our desire is caught in the Oedipal structure, Deleuze and Guattari believe that there is no way out of it.
Secondly, participants highlight the inordinate focus on maternal functioning and oedipal material at the expense of early paternal functioning in current theory and practice.
In terms of the Oedipal crisis and its resolution the fantasy of the pre-Oedipal mother is a regressive step as Coraline soon finds out.
Drawing on Judith Butler, who posits that "the taboo against homosexuality must precede the heterosexual incest taboo; the taboo against homosexuality in effect creates the heterosexual 'dispositions' by which the oedipal conflict becomes possible" (64), Rauch has noticed that Alfredo begins the drama speaking obsessively of his ties to other men, including his father.
A related objection applies to Buchanan's accounting for Lawrence's hostility toward psychoanalytic interpretations as his way of deflecting his own psychological hang-ups: "[R]ather than gouge his own eyes out, Lawrence attacked Freud for popularizing a caricatured version of Oedipal identity.
The desired outcome of the Oedipal phase is that the five- or six-year-old boy should view himself as the Oedipal loser rather than the Oedipal victor.
Vallury is to be applauded for her ambitious attempt at the impossible task of locating twentieth-century self-deconstructing gender-bending in canonical nineteenth-century male-authored French narratives which, as bourgeois dramas, are by definition heterosexist and OEdipal.
It is well known that, early in his career, Freud abandoned the idea of an "Electra" complex running parallel to the little boy's Oedipal struggle.
In the next chapter, however, Kucich's insistence that Olive Schreiner "submerged oedipal within preoedipal masochism" leaves the reader in much murkier territory (92).
Night Shyamalan, US, 1999), that the Grail story offers, among other things, an alternative pattern regarding father and son relationships to the one in the Oedipal story.
Freud's Oedipal model of individual development does much to explain the psychological relevance of the absent mother trope.