Take the conflict axis for instance, axis-specific aspects to be explored include closeness versus distance, submission versus control, taking care of oneself versus being cared for, self-worth conflict, guilt conflict, Oedipal conflict
, identity conflict, and severe stress in life.
In Bernardo Bertolucci's two films of 1970, The Spider's Stratagem and The Conformist, the oedipal conflict
can be an effective probe to understand what is still left unsaid about Fascism, Rigoletto contends.
Given the degree to which Freudian concepts have permeated our culture, it is easy enough to notice Oedipal conflict
in Otranto without delving deeply into the technicalities.
In the second scene, Jung is so aggressive with Freud, and so dismissive of the patricide-concept, that the older man faints and begs for sweet deathman Oedipal conflict
if ever there was one
Freud saw the Moses as the law of the father embodied in Renaissance marble and responded dutifully by recording yet another chapter in the history of oedipal conflict
Drawing on Judith Butler, who posits that "the taboo against homosexuality must precede the heterosexual incest taboo; the taboo against homosexuality in effect creates the heterosexual 'dispositions' by which the oedipal conflict
becomes possible" (64), Rauch has noticed that Alfredo begins the drama speaking obsessively of his ties to other men, including his father.
The protagonist's identification with Pasolini suggests the possibility of a gay Peppino, as does the construction of Peppino's queerness out of difference from his brother's heterosexism, the inclusion of a male friend with whom Peppino seems to share an intimate bond, and allusions to an Oedipal relationship between mother and son, although, as de Stefano points out, homosexuality as an "'unsuccessful' resolution of the Oedipal conflict
[is a] discredited Freudian clich[e]" (325).
This book's reading of the protagonist's Oedipal conflict
in Hamlet is well known, and it will therefore come as no surprise that Ray's last chapter on Hamlet engages more directly with Freud.
The lasting trace of the Oedipal conflict
is the superego--the voice of the father within the boy.
A close reading of this film indicates that Leon's entire problem with authority centres on an Oedipal conflict
Eduard Bloch ("The Jew That Hitler Saved" in the March-April issue) for treating his mother from sending carefully hand-painted postcards of thanks to finally approving the doctor's exit from Europe in 1938--fits the medical and psychological diagnosis: textbook Oedipal conflict
We have no idea what an infant is thinking or feeling or whether or not it experiences the Oedipal conflict
as traumatic or less traumatic, depending on its gender.