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matricidal

adjective Referring to the killing of one’s mother.
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Z goes as far as to reveal her matricidal wish--"I wish I could kill her" (280)--when she realizes her mother's "power control, for ever, is just like this country" (280).
Articulating the matricidal urge that is fundamental to this parable of modernism, Wharton's and Cather's novels are forceful replacement-narratives that are master-minded by the desires of narrating and writing men who are obsessed with exhuming and burying the body of the mother.
In the third dialogue, as her education begins to get underway in earnest, Eugenie confesses her matricidal desire, and her teachers urge her to act on it.
Fear and loathing, the grosser undercurrents of hostility, fratricidal and patri- or matricidal impulses, fox-in-henhouseish preying on one's own potential successors, those are more like secret poxes--venereal flare-ups, to use a metaphor beloved by Dahlberg.
Plus, Em's matricidal ramblings are beyond the pale even for hip hop; gangsta rappers, like their celluloid counterparts, will consistently take hiatus from issuing colorful death threats to pay homage to dear old mom.
Here they will discover how faithful-wife Penelope, homicidal Clytemnestra(s), manslaughtering Deianeira, matricidal Electra, infanticidal Medea, vengeful Hecuba, suicidal Alcestis and lovingly deceptive Helen helped Greek men to explore characteristics they feared in themselves, and to ask such fundamental questions as "whether public and private morality can operate on the same terms.
Friedman makes an intriguing case for the centrality of matricidal fantasies in H.
She now put the "Victorian matriarch" in her place, as indicated by over sixty pages of index reference, with a chilling "see also matricidal impulse.
Lumby's narrative, therefore, is that of killing the mothers, a matricidal scenario that I suggest has been played out by some versions of feminism in relation to Beauvoir (particularly the Psych et Po group in France).
Presa tra il triestino materno e l'italiano paterno scegliera il secondo ma scegliera anche un volontario esilio che le permette di creare "a mediating condition between matricidal and patricidal tensions by deterritorializing the spheres and by reterritorializing her creative realms of authority.
Here such themes as the "born to run" impulse (running from domesticity, commitment and closure), the soldier or warrior taking refuge in the camaraderie of brothers in arms, and the fantasies of self aggrandisment and "man-machine omnipotence" are all said to display the matricidal tendencies of the rebel rocker.
Her understanding of the forces that shaped '20s New York culture is best revealed when she discusses the shift from a feminine focus in culture to what she calls a matricidal one.