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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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Camus' The Stranger: The Sun-Metaphor and Patricidal Conflict.
For if the motif of patricide seems at first to suggest a radical break with the past, then by making the father himself patricidal Consolo reminds his readers that the idea of a radical break is itself far from new--thereby questioning its validity, and ultimately urging us to conceptualize history neither as linear nor as circular, but in terms of an ongoing interaction between past and present, progress and return.
Obsessive patricidal fantasy may somewhat explain why Meyerbeer becomes the object of Wagner's racial hatred ten years later in "Das Judenthum in der Musik," but it does not account for the larger anti-Semitic continuity in Wagner's thought.
A self in which the sacrificial cross and the Oedipal crossroads have been reconceived as a scene not of filial agony or patricidal rage, but of un-fathered convergence and exchange?
Character" is "a dark, Dickensian drama of love, ambition and patricidal obsession.
Jazz retraces his voyage, motivated by patricidal fantasies, in search of his father; it becomes his journey into blackness, an extended meditation on his capacity to value the many aspects of his complex identity--particularly his African heritage--and from there reorient his perspective according to a new paradigm.