Oedipus complex Essays

  • Lacan's Comparison Of Freud And The Oedipus Complex

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    Contrasting to Freud where he is quite phallo-centric in that he relates most of his ideas to the phallus, Lacan too describes the Oedipus Complex and castration as it’s not just to do with the presence or absence of the phallus, but that it is something to do with what is missing which leads him into discussing the desire, lack and the meaning of the symbolic phallus as a relationship between the mother, child, imaginary phallus as well as the name of the father in his didactic diagram ‘Schema R’

  • Psychoanalytic Theory Of Oedipus Complex

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    Oedipal Complex, also known as Oedipus complex is a term used in psychology which was introduced by Sigmund Freud in his theory Psychosexual stages of development, in the book Interpretations of Dream. It describes the feeling of sexual involvement of a child towards the opposite sex parent and a feeling of jealousy or rivalry towards the parent of the same sex. For instance, a boy feels that he is in competition with his father for the possession of her mother. Similarly, when a girl has feelings

  • Essay On Oedipus Complex

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    Oedipal Oedipus? One of the greatest playwrights in Greek history was Sophocles with his renowned play Oedipus Rex, which has been the central topic of innumerous psychological debates. Sigmund Freud, also called the father of psychology and the founder of psychoanalysis constructed a theory called the Oedipus complex, eponymous of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex. These aforementioned debates largely surround whether or not the play and theory are directly related. It is fair to state that the basis of

  • Oedipus Complex Theory In Hamlet

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    Did this unorthodox behavior restrain Hamlet from his destiny? The death of the late King Hamlet also marked the beginning of a new marriage, the marriage of Queen Gertrude to Hamlet Sr brother, Claudius. The Oedipus Complex Theory can be applied to Hamlet. The Oedipus Complex theory is the desire of a relationship between child and parent (Loewald). If Hamlet was truly attracted to his mother, this would delay his plan to murder Claudius. Hamlet was being deprived of his mothers affections

  • Hamlet And Oedipus Complex Analysis

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    portrays Freud’s three parts of personality; id, ego and super-ego. Additionally, Freud indicates Hamlet as an example in his theories, such as ‘’Mourning and Melancholia’’ and Oedipus complex. However, in ‘’The Interpretations of Dreams’’ Freud interpreters and even Freud himself states that Hamlet was more related to Oedipus complex, which is a significant example for the theory. (Desmet, 1999, p.161) Obviously it was a very controversial claim and there were many scholars who didn’t agree with this.

  • Oedipus Complex Case Study

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    The Oedipus Complex In The Light Of Early Anxieties Priya Venkataraman (Page 370 to 397) In this paper Melanie Klein presents the case of 10-year-old Richard to illustrate her theory about how early anxieties in children contribute to the Oedipus complex. The material presented is from six analytic hours with Richard. She describes him as “a precocious and gifted child” who was interested in nature (only its pleasant aspects). However, he faced difficulty at school, was fearful of children and so

  • The Oedipus Complex In Kafka's The Metamorphosis

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    him. His family secretly wishes Gregor would leave, and knowing this, Gregor willfully dies in his room. His death marks a new, brighter future for the rest of his family. The Oedipus Complex The Metamorphosis can be interpreted in terms of Freud’s notion of the Oedipus Complex. As an insect, Gregor’s

  • Anatomical Development In The Oedipus Complex

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    1. An intimate relationship between mother and child prior to the complex. 2. The child has already discovered the anatomically differences between boys and girls – some have a penis and some have a vagina. 3. The sexuality of the child is now, more than ever, focused on the pleasurable sensation in the genitals. 4. The intellectual development of the child is now at an advanced stage, giving the child an opportunity to understand what is going on between two adults. 5. The emotional development

  • Sigmund Freud And The Oedipus Complex

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    commonly known as the Madonna-whore complex. The attitude existed long before Freud spoke about it. He believed this attitude fell under the framework of psychic impotence. Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, argues that this mental complex originates from oedipal and castration anxiety fears. The Oedipus Complex is a child 's subconscious desire for their opposite-sex parent. Which, according to Freud, is a crucial stage in psychosexual development. Oedipus was a figure in Greek mythology who,

  • Sigmund Freud's Oedipus Complex

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    unnoticed in the fields of literature, medical humanities and in our daily life. Nowadays, terminologies such as “daddy issues” and “mommy issues” are often being used to indicate something abstract and often false, but Freud actually devised the “Oedipus Complex” regarding a child’s erotic feelings towards his/her parent of the opposite sex. 1 Of course, in modern psychology, this term is obsolete and proved false but it would be pure ignorance not to appreciate the impact Freud had on the majority of

  • Oedipus Rex Analysis

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    Aristotle proves that his praise towards attributing Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex as the most important tragedies of all time is well-established by the theories laid down in his Poetics. It is still considered to be relevant since it manages to relate to any generation, regardless of age and race, and as it strongly incites sympathy from the audience – in that, we might be too eager to know if he would be at least free from awful misery he had to suffer upon his death, and also, it elicits fear in having

  • Character Foils In Antigone

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    Thebes, functions as a foil throughout Sophocles’s Antigone, by telling Creon he is doomed and will not be able to escape fate. In the Oedipus the King along with Antigone , Tiresias reveals unwanted truths about Creon and Oedipus. Although he is the blind prophet, his ability to “see” beyond the present, Tiresias first accuses Oedipus of killing his father in Oedipus Rex and proceeds to tell Creon in Antigone that his laws will cause more harm to his land and death to his family. However, instead of

  • Moral Ambition In Hamlet

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    In the play, Hamlet, written by Shakespeare, the main character, Hamlet, and his family are all driven by evil ambitions. Hamlet was driven mad by a desperate need to avenge his father’s murder. His step-father, Claudius, killed his own brother over jealousy and lust for the throne. Hamlet’s mother assisted her brother-in-law in killing her husband and persisted in up the crime so that she could remain queen as she lived in a virtually incestuous relationship with him. The cruel, bizarre, and unethical

  • Feminist Literary Theory In A Doll's House

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    Feminist literary theory, as a term, gained currency during the mid-1980’s, the term feminist literary criticism had previously been applied. Conventionally, criticism was used to refer to a practical approach to literary study, i.e. the close reading of texts; while theory referred to the interpretation, evaluation and examination of the philosophical and political underpinnings of the texts. Today, criticism and theory appear simultaneously in feminist anthologies and the feminist literary theory

  • Metaphysical Poetry Analysis

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    The term “metaphysical poetry” was coined by John Dryden but popularised by the literary critic and poet Samuel Johnson in England in the 17th century. Metaphysical poetry deals with the relationship between spirit and matter, merging emotion and intellectual ingenuity (Encyclopedia Britannica). It studies anything that exists or could exist, using abstract reasoning. Poems of this kind often contain parodies, puns and paradoxes and are characterised by conceit or “wit”. While metaphysical poetry

  • Compare And Contrast Okonkwo And Nwoye

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    Fear is the core cause of the dramatic shift of lifestyle for both Okonkwo and Nwoye. Through the management of reputation and the avoidance of their father’s likeness, Okonkwo and Nwoye built new lives for themselves. Okonkwo sought power and authority to prove his masculinity and make up for Unoka’s reputation as a weak man. He did this to the point where manliness became his character. Fearlessness and violence were masculine qualities that in Igbo culture signifies strength and influence. Okonkwo

  • Surrealism In Graphic Design

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    “You need hopes and dreams for nourishment; this is the realm in which advertising operates. Advertisements resonate with people seeking to make their dream a reality” (Pincas & Loiseau, 2008, p.290). Hence adverts need to present products in a dream-like manner. This research paper examines the influence of Rene Magritte on graphic design, mainly advertisements. Advertisements aim to influence consumer’s behavior and are designed to do so. Thus, advertisements have been influenced by various art

  • The Little Freud Case Study: The Oedipus And Electra Complex

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    I said at the beginning of this chapter that I was uneasy about talking about Freud and the above is one of the reasons. I do not understand the above theory, and probably this is why I do not agree with the idea of the Oedipus and Electra complex and consequently, I will not discuss the pro and against arguments here. However, those of you interested in this topic will find many websites addressing it. Let me now mention the Little Hans case study which is, again, is well described by Samuel McLeod

  • Deception In Hamlet Analysis

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    Deceit and deception are not the only themes in the story of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, but it is also a way certain characters, mainly Hamlet himself, use to carry out their own personal gain. The focus will mainly be on the main character as he is the best example for a character using deception to his own ends. Hamlet is a very odd and curious character. He does not seem very ambitious, but actually, he is. He uses the tool of deception, under the disguise of moral justice, to seek

  • Family In Frankenstein Essay

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    What’s a man without his family? The most influential factor in anyone’s young life is their family, but all families are not created equal. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley provides an interesting commentary on how families should raise their children. This text compares two families with drastically different parenting styles. Throughout the text Mary Shelly suggests that a structured “formal” education is corruptive, while a more natural education is favorable. Victor’s parental figures in Frankenstein