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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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dogs' lack of bark, "Oh my god, the patricidal dogs were his
s patricidal and matricidal fantasies in Friedman's account suggests that H.
Their doctrines led to a sudden, conquering, bloody, patricidal, and sacrilegious revolution.
As Marcia Jacobson asserts, in Winesburg, Ohio Anderson "found a way to dramatize his continuing hostility to his father"; (5) similarly, Townsend speculates that the son who desires to kill his father to avenge his mother's life of hardship in Windy McPherson's Son, the novel that preceded Winesburg, is drawn directly from Anderson's own patricidal fantasies.
In "Two Brothers" the patricidal Theron rebels against the Holy Word of God as revealed to Daddy Norton, while his placid brother Aurel watches.
For a psychohistory claiming that Lincoln had "powerful patricidal desires" against the revolutionary fathers, see George Forgie, Patricide in the House Divided: A Psychological Interpretation of Lincoln and His Age (New York: Norton, 1979), 284.
Bloom's terminology is not part of the apparatus of this book, and women writers' acknowledgement of and dialogue with Shakespeare are a most important, not patricidal, misreading, or what Bloom calls "misprision proper.
International Style also pulls Minimalist art inside out, for the same patricidal narrative was always potential in that movement (and explicit in the framing discourses of Donald Judd's highly moralistic art criticism).
His flaming patricidal letter never came off the press, and his poem of political protest also did not see the light of day either in its entirety or in its original form in his own life time.
In instance of the latter, Karanth has provided a translation of the book of the Babhruvahana Kalaga, based on Laksmisa's Jaimini Bharata - which may be of some interest to readers of this journal in view of Robert Goldman's and William Sax's recent discussions of that interesting patricidal theme (see JAOS 117 [1997]: 278ff.
Presa tra il triestino materno e l'italiano paterno scegliera il secondo ma scegliera anche un volontario esilio che le permette di creare "a mediating condition between matricidal and patricidal tensions by deterritorializing the spheres and by reterritorializing her creative realms of authority.
If my argument has presented the liberal novel as unduly patricidal, it is only one side of the story; the other is that it has proved strong enough to sustain its continuity and development, even its transformation.