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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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In terms of trajectory A with the antiwar thematic orientation, apart from revealing the patricide, the ending conveys Druse's psychological trauma through the negated action and perception processes "neither turned his head nor looked at him," the circumstantial prepositional group "without motion or sign of recognition," the attributive-relational process "the man's face was white" and the negated mental process "he showed no other sign of emotion," which join hands to indicate the suppressed intense psychological pain Druse suffers from having to kill his own father.
In Marlowe, Aeneas's voyeuristic participation in Pyrrhus' assault on Priam, a gesture which conflates revenge on behalf of the personal father with the act of cultural patricide itself, recalls Shuger's description of the experience of the reader of the Calvinist passion narratives, which "present violence (both acted and endured) as the site of self-division and subjective contradiction." Shuger observes that while such texts "stress the trial of obedience, where, to use Erasmus's terms, the Son must reject 'mother nature'--the instinct of self-preservation--in order to drink from the Father's cup ...
Creon's belief in the threat of patricide (752) has been translated into Haemon's ineffectual attempted murder of his father (1231-4; cf.
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. As King Ajatasatru walks away from his encounter with the Buddha, SPS-S says: evam ksato bhiksavo raja magadho jatasatrur vaidehlputrah evam upahatah; (16) while the SPS-P has khatayam, bhikkhave, raja.
Barnwell's twin surrogate fathers allow him to commit patricide and later receive paternal reconciliation.
Keegan and Winston Phulgence offer an impassioned essay entitled "Patrimony or Patricide?," rightly asserting the role of a nation's political status in determining the presence and persistence of heritage management laws.
(Joe Cain diagnosed this aspect of Gould's writing as "ritual patricide," in "Ritual Patricide: Why Stephen Jay Gould Assassinated George Gaylord Simpson," in The Paleobiological Revolution, ed.
The convicted patricide last month won an injunction forbidding Lifetime from airing the film although that stay was quickly reversed.
A two-headed serpent is unnatural; patricide is unnatural; Cheez Whiz is unnatural.
Parson gets away with patricide, having convinced the police it was a work accident, but as he gets closer to his dream, the harder it becomes to grasp and the more detached he becomes from reality.
The drama of symbolic patricide entered its final act on 2 June, when a judge sentenced the 84-year-old Mubarak to life imprisonment.