In the shortest terms the Oedipus complex is based on the idea that the young boy develops sexual desires for his mother and a hatred towards the father with murderous tendencies. The young girl on the other hand goes through the Electra complex, which is exactly the opposite of the Oedipus complex, except more brief as according to Freud, the girl soon realises that she does not have a penis and this leads to the development that she wishes that she was a boy. Freud calls this penis envy, this is also one of Freud’s most controversial theories that many reject completely. There is something in the way Freud seems to address women that draws a similarity as to how Allen’s female characters are constructed. Allen is often scrutinised for dealing with female characters as erotic objects merely there for the male gaze.
“During this stage, as Freud asserted, a child develops for him or herself a distinct sexual identity as a 'boy' or 'girl,' and begins to recognize the physical and social differences between men and women. This realization, Freud believed, changes the dynamic between a child and his or her parents. According to Freud's theory, children then direct their developing sexual desire toward their mother and begin to view their fathers as rivals for the mother's attention. ” (Nasio, 23-24) At this stage Children, then, unconsciously desirous to own their mothers sexually in the way that they realizes and they seemed to and subconsciously desired to get rid of their fathers. Freud also believed that children think that their fathers are stronger than they are and cannot be removed.
Let her die before his eyes,” Creon threatens Haimon to kill Antigone, “Here, this instant, with her bridegroom before her!” (Sophocles Scene 3, 137-39). During this quarrel, Haimon stays calm while on the other hand, Creon angrily disputes with him due to his arrogance. Additionally, Creon argues that an adolescence, like his son, does not have as much experience as an adult, like himself. Not aware of his power, Creon only sees this as discipline towards his son, as some parents would do. Without his excessive pride and arrogance, Haimon would have considered changing his mind.
Throughout William Shakespeare’s tragic play, King Lear, the goal of gaining control over the kingdom and boasting about one’s status drove the characters to deceive each other through the use of lies and manipulation. Right from the start, King Lear demanded that his daughter profess their love for him, causing Regan and Goneril to exaggerate their love all to flatter their father and gain the most of his land. When it was Cordelia’s turn, even though she spoke from her heart about how much her father means to her, her words did not praise her father enough as he insisted she revise her confession. Act 1 Scene 1 started the destruction of the Lear family as Regan and Goneril proved successful in gaining their father’s land by spreading lies
The above quote comes from Atreus in Thyestes, a play written by Seneca. Atreus is the king of the Argos and the brother of Thyestes. Because Thyestes had an affair with Atreus’ wife and worried about Thyestes taking over the kingship, Atreus exiled Thyestes, but then decided such a punishment was not enough. Knowing Thyestes loves his child more than anything and knowing he could not resistant the begging from his child, Atreus lured Thyestes back and then cooked Thyestes’ child and fed them to Thyestes. The above words was said by Atreus to Thyestes right after Thyestes realized he ate his own child.
In Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship; she is having an affair with him and he psychologically oppressed her with his money and wealth only to get the idea he has of her as his “Golden Girl.” Fitzgerald’s argument is, when love is not the main reason for a relationship it will lead into oppression of women. All of these relationships prove how oppression is caused when love is not the main focus of a
Consequently, for the duration of the play The Taming of The Shrew Katherine’s behavior is attributing the struggles of being a victim of reoccurring problems due to manipulation from Petruchio, and Bianca. Furthermore, the characters Bianca and Petruchio are not only victims of their own problems, but also is Katherine who is facing problems as well and her approach to the manipulation is allowing herself to remain easily influenced by her father, plus manipulated by Petruchio and Bianca. Also the possibility of a mental illness hinders her towards being obedient when women shouldn’t be compliant to their husbands, and the struggle of a hindering bipolar disorder is limiting her state of mind. Katherine from the play The Taming of The Shrew
This young man expresses his wrongful behaviour after having returned from his many years away from the Earnshaw household. This household had been the one that gave him a home at a younger age. He is revenge driven, this leads him to his immoral acts that he then shows. His first act of immorality is when he decided to marry the sister of Edgar, Isabella. Edgar had taken Heathcliff’s love, Catherine, so this was to get to Edgar and be able to hurt him emotionally from a closer distance.
When he does not get the position he wants and also heard that Othello has been sleeping with his wife Emilia, Iago’s manipulation increases. Iago plans his scheme based on, “[Othello] has done my office, I know not if’t be true/ But I, for mere suspicion in that kind/ Will do as if for surety” (I. III. 431-433). This use of manipulation is all based on an assumption that Othello has slept with Iago’s wife, and this assumption leads to even more horrible events. Iago also manipulates Othello with jealousy.
His pent up frustration against his mother results in an outburst against Ophelia whereby Hamlet verbally assaults her- “go thee to a nunnery.” Ophelia is also guided by her Id since she desires Hamlet and upon being abused by the latter, she loses her sanity and her will to live, showing the reign of Thanatos, thus, prompting her suicide. Her father, representing her superego, attempts to control her behavior along the lines of morality, but the consequence is rather disastrous as her Id
His sister was hit by her boyfriend. Charlie also see’s his grandfather use to hit his mother and his aunt Helen. Charlie comes across this deep feeling of aggression he has that he tries to hide. Charlie has a hard time considering himself as a man after his aunt took advantage of him. Charlie has a hard time throughout the novel to find growth and adulthood in the
Rasheed unhappy that he can’t replace his son, he marries Laila. Laila gives Rasheed the son that he wanted. Rasheed having two wives, he abuses them both. “Laila insists that it isn’t fair for Mariam to stay and face punishment for Rasheed’s death, but Mariam tells her it is. She says she has killed their husband and deprived Zalmai of a father.