misopedia


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misopedia

[‚mis·ə′pē·dē·ə]
(psychology)
Morbid hatred of all children, but especially of one's own.
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Thus far, the focus has been on the desire within misopedia to bring suffering and death to an end through the death of the child.
This rebuke, tempered in different versions of this scene in Malone Dies and Company, is consistent with Mercier's reaction to the appearance of his own off-spring, yet it is in Malone Dies that a disturbing mythological context to such expressions of misopedia can be discerned.
What the Cronus myth, in conjunction with misopedia, reveals is a desire to both go on--by proxy through the form of the child--and yet to be the end by eating one's own children, as ff time consumed continuance.