Electra complex


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Electra complex

[i′lek·trə ‚käm‚pleks]
(psychology)
The female analog of the Oedipus complex, that is, the attraction and attachment of a female child to the father.

Electra complex

see OEDIPUS COMPLEX.
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The director claims, with disarming sincerity, that this lurid work about a botched abortion, a ferocious Electra complex, and transplanted murderous hands contains the "poetic truth" of his life story.
The plot here suggests a complicated example of the Electra complex, cultivated and cherished by a father who is unable to suppress his erotic attraction toward his own child.