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Patricide

Adrammelech
and Sharezer murder father, Sennacherib, for Assyrian throne. [O.T.: II Kings 19:37]
Borden, Lizzie (1860–1927)
woman accused of butchering father and stepmother with ax (1872). [Am. Hist.: Hart, 91]
Edward
killed his father at his mother’s instigation. [Br. Balladry: Edward in Benét, 302]
Oedipus
kills father in argument not knowing his identity. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
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The critical disjunction on this issue underscores Griffith's acknowledgement of the contradiction in Attic politics between the unbridled authority of the father and the rotating and temporary power of civic magistrates; that is, Haemon's attempted patricide puts into play the contradictory political dialectic embodied in his person and its analogy to gender, which has already motivated the bitterness of their agon.
Regarding the episode involving Ajatasatru's confession and the Buddha's response, SPS-S, SPS-T and SPS-C3 agree with the Pali version and see the king as irreparably damaged by the act of patricide.
Barnwell's twin surrogate fathers allow him to commit patricide and later receive paternal reconciliation.
Sophocles's play thus presents three variations of child/parent prophecy: 1) the herdsman's recollection of multiple oracles predicting a child would "kill his parents," 2) Jocasta's patricide prophecy that the king would "die a victim / at the hands of his own son .
His telling the story is an attempt to overwrite (cancel out) the paternal meta-narrative, thus an endeavor of narrative patricide and self-fathering.
Cultural Catholics stay because the religion offers a replacement family (complete with celibate "'Fathers" and "Mothers Superior") that provides a "new lease on life" (156) and eases guilt from the original imaginative patricide.
Verdi's seldom-seen opera, set against the backdrop of the First Crusade, offers family strife, jealousy and, yes, even patricide.
Like the edifice of Poe's imagination, the Walworth mansion had become, over the years, an emblem of decay and fallen glory, leaving behind echoes of insanity and patricide.
The so-called Patricide case of 1973 involved Article 200 of the Criminal Code, (96) which provided for a harsher sentence for the murder of a lineal ascendant than the punishment for the murder of anyone else, as provided for in Article 199.
Barthelme's repeated examinations of the relationships between fathers and sons are a meditation on what is learned from the past and the obstacles our inheritance poses to forging our way in life, not a call for a metaphorical patricide of Western cultural norms.
He said that prevailing circumstances have a direct bearing on the behaviour of the people so much so that the affectees could attempt suicide, patricide, matricide, fratricide and uxoricide,adding that such incidents are increasing.