Oedipal


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Oedipal

[′ēd·ə·pəl]
(psychology)
Pertaining to the Oedipus complex.
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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.
From a Marxian-psychoanalytic perspective, the Oedipal narrative is one way of filtering out history from a political problem.
A more careful reading of Bassani's book would challenge this Oedipal account of the narrator, Micol, and the novel itself.
Nevertheless, the crisis of paternal authority remains possible only as an aspect of the oedipal structure of family relations.
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.
After marrying Marylin, however, he embraces an Oedipal Symbolic of love and marriage, which in its naivete and transparency seems impossible in the film's universe of values.
According to Freud's analyses, the oedipal phase implies internalising patriarchal psychology and its sex/gender system.
For Freud, the suppressed memory might be Dora's Oedipal desire for her father that he claims has been displaced onto the figure of Herr K.
The Oedipal drama of female adolescence offered kinder, gentler opportunities to govern girls and women at a time when many Americans were grappling with the democratization of kinship, new sexual freedoms, and male flight from domestic commitments.
The surrealistic feel of this portion of the novel certainly has something to do with Ishiguro's choice to suspend an awareness of symbolic differences between the oedipal family and the nation in order to reveal their imaginary equivalence.