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  From the literature
The Oedipal wishes brought her into rivalry with her mother, to whom she was deeply attached.
In Leon's case, the beginning of the Oedipal phase was to see that the dyad, the symbiosis between mother and child will, in the long term be an illusion -- to see that there is also a father with a real relationship with the mother, i.e., to see the triangle.
For Leon, it brought the Oedipal situation and, because of that, the awakening of his own self: in Leon's case as a boy with his own identity, different from his parents' or his brother's, and different from what his parents had wanted and expected.
www.humanbeing.demon.nl /humanbeingsweb/Library/oedi_en/oedi_en_5.htm   (4740 words)

 Free Essay Hamlet and the Oedipal Complex
The Oedipal complex is explored as a basis for progression and devel...
Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet provides an ideal case study of the Oedipal complex; Prince Hamlet’s confused emotions and mixed loyalties describe the psyche of one whose problems are rooted within his mother.
The Oedipal complex which all men experience, the unconscious hostility to kill one’s father for the love of one’s mother, is a source or unrelenting confusion and angst to the subject.
www.echeat.com /essay.php?t=30302   (947 words)

 PsyArt: An Online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts.
While Klein's extention of oedipal conflicts involving both parents and siblings to the pregenital phases and layers of the psyche is clear, there appears to be some ambiguity in Kleinian writings about the precise situation of such conflicts in relation to the paranoid-schizoid (PS) and depressive (D) positions.
In the earliest Oedipal stages, the expectation of retaliation intensifies the aggressive, sadistic impulses against the parents.
The film in fact portrays three aspects of one oedipal dynamic: the rage of siblings at the faithless mother; the rage of these same siblings at the unwanted "alien"; and the helplessness ensuing from the absence of effectual fathers, the destruction of one father-figure and the deceptive alliance of another with "Mother".
www.clas.ufl.edu /ipsa/journal/1999_carveth03.shtml   (3264 words)

 Oedipal Self - Oedipal Phase
The oedipal self is not only assertively affectionate and competitive.
The self that is realized when oedipal narcissism is transformed is not the self patterned by the development of a psychic structure, accruing from experiences at the oedipal phase, as Kohut believes, but a specific essential form, a Presence of being inseparable from love and passion.
This means the work on oedipal narcissism requires work on opening the emotions, feelings and sensations.
www.ahalmaas.com /glossary/o/oedipal_self.htm   (411 words)

 From the Garden to the Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Oedipal triangle and that incestuous impulses need to be repressed, as they would be throughout the Old Testament in the form of law restrictions and taboos.
Jesus is born as both God and man and his life portrays a microcosm of the Oedipal struggle to abandon the ties that restrict man to the incestuous attachments of biological parents and familiar soil to embrace the better angels of his nature.
The Oedipal struggle, once rightfully understood as an instinctive drive of the child to replace his or her parents and rule in their stead, freed from its sexual dependency, becomes the fundamental driving force in human existence.
clam.rutgers.edu /~carps/fromthegardentothecross.html   (8249 words)

Pertaining to Oedipus Rex - Sophocles's drama Oedipal is about a king who (unknowingly) kills his father and marries his mother.
Sigmund Freud generalized this and claimed that all men fantasize about killing their father & sleeping with their mother: this he termed the Oedipus complex.
He similarly claimed that all daughters want to sleep with their fathers, known as the Electra complex.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/oe/Oedipal.html   (63 words)

 Adoption History: Peter B. Neubauer, "The One-Parent Child and His Oedipal Development," 1960
The interpretation of this case illustrates the influence of the Oedipal theory, a developmental crisis that Sigmund Freud believed all pre-school children faced.
The lack of oedipal stimulation, normally found in the continuous day-to-day interplay between the child and each parent, and especially as evidenced by the relationship of the parents to each other, imposes a primary imbalance.
In the absence of the parental interplay—that is to say, in the absence of the primal scene with all its social equivalents—developmental forces crystallize too suddenly around events, rather than being slowly but continuously interwoven in experience, and hence have an extraordinarily traumatic effect.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~adoption/archive/NeubauerOPCHOD.htm   (1201 words)

 Freud’s Oedipal Masterplot
The phallic order, the oedipal organization and organizing of the primal phantasies, would also seem to constitute the essence and the "point de capiton" of both sides of the various splits and the various pairs of primaries and secondaries in Freud’s theories.
In other words, the "no" of the father during the oedipal years would also be independent of "mere contingency," and therefore the reality principle would be significantly, if not totally, determined by phylogeny.
Similarly, he rationalized the traumatic nature of castration threats by appealing to "a phylogenetic memory-trace" of the actual deed, which long ago was performed by the jealous father of the primal horde whenever his sons became overly troublesome as sexual rivals [XXIII 190n., 200, 207].
www.eric.anders.net /dissertation/oedipal.html   (3479 words)

 Oedipal trajectory/Oedipal complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
As part of the “normal” development of a psychologically healthy boy, he comes to realize his difference from his mother (whom he views as lacking a penis, and thus the phallic authority of the father), represses his desire for her and accepts the authority of the father.
The Oedipal trajectory manifests itself by positioning the lead male as the active subject who must overcome a crisis, gain the blessing of the father (sometimes literal although usually figurative—the older, street-wise cop, the war-hardened “sarge,” etc.), and regain the realm of social stability through heterosexual commitment (actual or implied marriage).
While this simplified version of the Oedipal complex is useful for identifying a normative narrative paradigm (and the transgressions against it), it is not very useful for actually applying psychoanalytic theory to film analysis.
faculty.uwb.edu /mgoldberg/oedipal.htm   (522 words)

 The Pleasures & Terrors
Both take as their goal the confounding of the "Oedipal and paranoid formations" which characterize traditional productions of narrative subjectivity, but Acker's experiments attempt to move this task one step farther by seeking practical opportunities and images for the new formations that might be built on the ruined sites of oedipal phantasms.
Since for the oedipal subject, (in the words of Abhor's male partner Thivai) desire and pain are the same, the beginning of a post-oedipal subjectivity hangs on the problem of using desire/pain in such a way as to begin to recognize pleasures not caught in this circuit of bodily abjection.
The incest, which is socially repressed precisely for its implication in the field of oedipal desire, indirectly causes the death of Abhor's father because it violates social norms, not because of its violence to Abhor as a person.
proxy.arts.uci.edu /~nideffer/_SPEED_/1.1/jenkins.html   (5982 words)

 PsyArt: An Online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts.
Derrida, however, emphasizes the oedipal dimension of language: the struggle of language occurs in the symbolic realm of the father's law, at once the inky dust of scrolls and sweet honey on the tongue (Derrida 1978, p.
The associations to the oedipal mother, implicit in Freud's discussion of the word "trimethylamin" and sexuality, do not preclude associations to the pre-oedipal mother, implicit in Freud's discussion of the nature of the dream and in his longing for its "unknown" meaning.
He tries to limit this fear to the oedipal situation: "The anxiety can be traced back, when repression is taken into account, to an obscure and evidently sexual craving that had found appropriate expression in the visual content of the dream" (584).
www.clas.ufl.edu /ipsa/journal/1997_van_den_berg01.shtml   (6569 words)

 Oedipal Suffering
Because of the "Oedipal" conflict, one's heart-feeling for any individual with whom one is intimate does not become full.
Therefore, emotional-sexual relationships are never satisfactory, and cannot become satisfactory, except in individuals who persist in observing this "Oedipal" complication to the point of most fundamental self-understanding (and, thus, the moment to moment really exercised capability of transcending themselves).
Acquired emotional patterns tend to remain in place, instigating the repetition of old patterns, because the force of reactively self-patterned tendency (or karma) is tremendous, and (potentially) goes beyond the present lifetime.
www.beezone.com /AdiDa/oedipal_suffering.html   (2339 words)

 "Acting out the Oedipal wish": father-daughter incest and the sexuality of adolescent girls in the United ...
(5) Once the psychoanalytic perspective on childhood fantasy, particularly Oedipal fantasy, began to influence social workers and child serving agencies, allegations of incest, historians have argued, ceased to be believed.
I begin by looking at court cases and criminological studies in an effort to establish the impact of the rise of the psychoanalytic perspective on the prosecution of incest cases.
Moreover, part of what makes this interpretation so striking is that it took place not at a time when legal opinions about father-daughter incest were undergoing simultaneous reorientation, but instead, at a time when courts remained committed to punishing the incestuous fathers that came before them.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2005/is_3_38/ai_n13810110   (1021 words)

 The Oedipal Drive of Kill Bill by Jake Westrum, Froyd.net
While Odysseus slays Penelope’s suitors and averts a war, it is Telemachus who reigns control over Ithaca(6) The Odyssey, for our purposes, may be seen as a “natural” and non-sexual form of the Oedipal desire: it becomes a play on the old adage of youth surpassing their forefathers, as well as taking their places.
The Oedipal interpretation of the dynamic of The Bride and Bill is that progress is inevitable, that Pai Mei’s ways are outmoded, and that following Bill is the only way to survive in the future.
His basic theory is not that every human being carries a lifelong Oedipal urge, but that it is an early impulse which is later dispensed with.
www.froyd.net /movies/killbill.htm   (6469 words)

 The Oedipal Dynamics of Baseball
The Dodgers and Yankees were each in their own way an ideal identificatory object for an Oedipal child.
They stood for the little people, the disaffected, the up and coming, the oedipal son trying to dethrone his established father.
Twice more I watched the Dodgers ride high into the World Series only to lose to the Yankees, who seemed to have the Devil on their side, as when Billy Martin came out of nowhere to catch a Jackie Robinson popup in the seventh inning of a deciding game.
www.thediamondangle.com /archive/jan03/oedipus.html   (1169 words)

 Oedipal - Avatar Adi Da Samraj's Teaching   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Oedipal complex is a primitive and unconscious force of reaction to our mother and father that controls our lives and realities like an unwritten script.
Everyone demonstrates the Oedipal complex and the character of “Narcissus” in a unique fashion, through a unique history.
As a result of this Oedipal drama, we live a life of conflict and testing relative to both parents, and therefore to all beings, to see if they will betray us.
www.adidam.org /adida/teachings/oedipal.htm   (437 words)

 Communication: The Social Matrix of Supervision of Psychotherapy (Ch. 3.2)
I had observed in the material a very obvious oedipal reference, but when my supervisor asked what I thought was going on, my reaction was to feel that the oedipal reference was too elementary for him to have commented on and that I must have missed something much deeper and more elaborate.
I launched into a lengthy free association on preoedipal factors, only to have my supervisor look at me incredulously, point out the oedipal theme, and interpret that I was having a countertransference response to the patient, inasmuch as I could not see her oedipal transference.
This example clearly shows the opportunity which the supervisor's evaluative role provides for the supervisee (and the supervisor, too!) to explore the dynamics of asymmetrical communication, for their own growth, and to be better able to help their patients (including helping patients deal constructively with the asymmetry of the therapist-patient relation, itself).
www.users.cloud9.net /~bradmcc/dissertCH3b.html   (6220 words)

 OWCC - Teachers
In #4, however, his hasty actions are the least important idea, his Oedipal complex is the next most important idea, and his indecision is the most important idea.
In #5, the "Because" clause at the beginning of the sentence signals that the Oedipal complex is the cause of the other two traits and thus is the most important.
Yet the "Although" clause that begins #6 indicates that the delaying is least important, the hasty acts are next most important, and the Oedipal complex is the most important.
web.mit.edu /writing/Resources/Writers/forecasting.html   (1074 words)

 Oedipus complex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adler believed that the repression theory should be replaced with the concept of ego-defensive tendencies - compared to the neurotic state derived from inferiority feelings and overcompensation of the masculine protest, Oedipal complexes were to him insignificant.
They believe that the capitalist system and psychoanalysis as its tool rely on making people believe in a father, who is more powerful than them and has a phallus, which will always be unobtainable for them.
Glam-punk band Blanche Davidian has a song titled "Oedipal Complexions" that appears on both their debut album and the "Encyclopedia Arizonica" compilation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oedipus_complex   (1745 words)

An awareness of the father, and all that the father represents, generates intense feelings of rejection, exclusion and hatred but, if the knowledge can be tolerated, sees the emergence from the Oedipal crucible of an individual with the capacity to reflect and think and with an identity separate from that of the mother.
Although the earlier Oedipal wishes are relinquished, however, such relinquishment involves repression, meaning that we carry within our unconscious phantasies of enjoying again the early fused identity with our mother and exclusive possession of her.
This phantasy necessarily involves the removal of the father and the collapse of the Oedipal triangle.
human-nature.com /free-associations/harrypotter.html   (3857 words)

 Postfeminist Poetry: Evelyn Lau's Oedipal Dreams (Story of My Youngest Sister)
I was struck by the cover-the author's face a white apparition emerging from intense darkness, flish red lips, full like pockets of blood.
But in the house where she lived, where sarcasm and suspicion made the air heavy with nerves, she didn't stay joyful long.
Oedipal Dreams reads like a bed of broken glass; I imagine M feels cut already to explain why she seeks out this familiar atmosphere.
www.womenwriters.net /editorials/mlj0100.htm   (1108 words)

 Robert Barbeau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In other words, the Oedipal conflict as conveyed in Kafka’s writings is obvious enough to act as a psychoanalytic smoke screen or decoy — a distortion — and any psychoanalytic interpretation focusing on the Oedipal conflict must account for Kafka’s knowledge of Freud and the Oedipus complex.
The first is that the “standard Oedipal drama” is inverted, where the father becomes the jealous son, and Georg becomes the father.
There is the tender bedside rapport when Georg carries his father to bed and tucks him in, like a father would his son, and the father’s childish way (though certainly terrifying in context) of jumping up on the bed, then later flinging himself down upon it again.
www4.ncsu.edu /~rrbarbea/Kafka/ENG586-Barbeau.htm   (4847 words)

 In Rebecca female sexuality is explored through the heroine’s symbolic development of a negative Oedipal complex ...
In Rebecca female sexuality is explored through the heroine’s symbolic development of  a negative Oedipal complex followed by an Electra complex.
  The heroine is torn between her desire to merge with Rebecca and to separate from her due to this combination of  negative Oedipal and Electra complexes.
In short the heroine’s development in the film from a naive, weak little girl into a powerful, knowledgeable wife is mirrored by this symbolic transition from a negative Oedipal stage to an Electra stage to a father-daughter incestuous relationship.
www.u.arizona.edu /~scobb/studentessay2.html   (1129 words)

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