If that's not enough to provoke a reverse Oedipal
crisis, I don't know what is.
Milton Acorn Award; Oedipal
Dreams was nominated for a
Coraline's encounters with the family in the world on the other side of the brick wall have drawn considerable interest from critics many interpreting the text as a Freudian/Lacanian psychodrama of identity formation (most notably the oedipal
crisis and its resolution) in which conscious and unconscious desires are in constant tension especially around mother/child relationships (Rudd).
Doctorow favors first-person narration, characters enmeshed in a situation: an Episcopal priest in a failing church, buying back stolen items from street vendors; a convert to a religious community facing the problem of continuing it when its charismatic leader leaves; a suburban husband attempting to keep his marriage together, dealing with a homeless man who sits in his car in front of the house because he once lived there; a son's account of his mother's murderous con game; a son's Oedipal
In most cases, the mother's role is merely to spur the Oedipal
longing that forms the Spanish Romantic hero's relationship with his beloved.
Thus, Ducornet's protagonist is caught in a doubly Oedipal
bind: his Freudian training will do him more harm than good since desire can never be truly affirmative for him.
A close reading of this film indicates that Leon's entire problem with authority centres on an Oedipal
His novel, about a son's Oedipal
relationship with his histrionic mother from whom he tries to escape, is set in Communist Hungary, from which virtually no one escapes; it manages to be both dark and very funny.
In the introduction to that book, they objected to my reference to the ' Oedipal
structure' of the story.
Explanations for impotence over the years have included witchcraft, shell-shock, masturbation, feminism, and the Oedipal
That some kind of Oedipal
struggle is occurring here is obvious, as father and son are frequently at odds: "I resolved to do exactly the opposite of what my father wished," the narrator tells us (47).
Words such as quixotic, Oedipal
, and herculean show how fictional characters permeate our language.