Oedipal complex


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Noun1.Oedipal complex - a complex of males; desire to possess the mother sexually and to exclude the father; said to be a source of personality disorders if unresolved
complex - (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
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Leon said: "I think subconsciously there is definitely a whole Oedipal complex happening with his mother, which doesn't get played out in the series, thankfully.
to face its collective Oedipal complex," (2) he appears unwilling to question the father's heterosexuality as the only viable model of sexual identity for the son (31).
Surely Jason's not going to wake from a water pressure-induced coma to find he'd had some unresolved Oedipal complex all along?
Miyashita, who was born in Japan and is currently based in London, is after something else: "the structure of curious sexualities," she says, of homosexuality and bisexuality alongside the classic cases of the field, such as hysteria, obsession, penis envy and the Oedipal complex.
Isaac himself has his own brush with the Oedipal Complex only to resolve it in love and life.
Smith, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist extends the idea that she put forth in Mental Slavery (2000) that internalized psychological damage from the trauma of slavery that persists today can be healed through resolution of the Oedipal complex.
According to Freud, upon the son's development of his Oedipal complex, during which he "notices that his father stands in his way with his mother," his identification with the father "takes on hostile coloring" (Group Analysis and Psychology 105).
Evoking Freud through an inversion of the Oedipal complex, Lucamante utilizes it to assess women writers' repositioning of gender and the struggle to find their own voice against the paralyzing force of familism.
Explanations for impotence over the years have included witchcraft, shell-shock, masturbation, feminism, and the Oedipal complex.
Had the filmmaker let loose his outrage instead of keying in on our now former president's Oedipal complex, "W.