matricide


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mat·ri·cide

(mat'ri-sīd),
1. The killing of one's mother. Compare: patricide.
2. One who commits such an act.
[L. mater, mother, + caedo, to kill]

matricide

The killing of one’s mother.

mat·ri·cide

(mat'ri-sīd)
1. The killing of one's mother.
2. One who commits such an act.
[L. mater, mother, + caedo, to kill]

matricide

(măt′rĭ-sīd) [L. mater, mother, + caedere, to kill]
Killing one's mother.
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This indeterminate and marginalized status is consistent with the tactics that Orestes will employ in enacting Apollo's punitive mandate: he will violently manipulate an in-progress sacrificial ritual in assassinating Aegisthus, and seize upon a fabricated domestic ritual by committing matricide in Electra's home.
On the other hand, more is known about the events that followed the trial: the matricide was deemed a manifestation of the perpetrator's lunacy and she was not conf'med to a prison or a mental hospital.
Moving apparently toward a bloody climax, the ensuing scenes sharpen the contrast between what one critic called Matsheni's "hesitant, fearful approach to matricide and his sister's furious demand for blood" while also highlighting Orestes' attachment to his mother.
The psychology and motivation of Elektra, her relationship with Orestes, and her role in the matricide are indeed portrayed differently in these three versions.
The merging of art and life in Aue's consciousness anticipates his matricide in which he will re-enact the myth of Orestes.
She said: "They are hugely Shakespearean themes - incest, betrayal, patricide, matricide.
The party still seethed with fears, plots and resentments from the matricide committed against Mrs Thatcher in 1990.
He turns to the French psychoanalytic school, particularly the work of Julia Kristeva on the relationship between the matricide and suicide, to provide a framework for reading the manner in which the fantasists come to terms with the death of the mother as well as their own relationship to death in their works.
I've seen addiction, domestic violence, mental illness, sexual abuse, arson, matricide, attempted murder and more combine to create harmful situations for a large number of children.
Crime and Punishment: Matricide and the Woman Question.
He said that prevailing circumstances have a direct bearing on the behaviour of the people so much so that the affectees could attempt suicide, patricide, matricide, fratricide and uxoricide,adding that such incidents are increasing.
Reconsidering Matricide in Spanish Cinema of the Transition: Furtivos (Poachers).