This means that Victoria had already (at least partially) completed the process of matricide
, separating from her mother and entering into the Symbolic order of language.
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.
Between the most beloved mother the password which the new prince had given to the army (recognizing the contribution of his own mother to his enthronement) and the matricide
there develops a wide circle of power and murder insurmountable trap that will collapse Nero himself forced in the end to commit suicide.
An Athena born from no-mother is a phallic phantasy; matricide
is a phallic solution to symbiosis.
By connecting the two famous yet fundamentally dissimilar offences, Mary Lamb's matricide
, the true circumstances of which are still rather shrouded in mystery, and William Ireland's relatively well-recorded literary forgery, which substantially differ in their nature as well as in their social and legal consequences and implications, Ackroyd composes another layer of the palimpsest composed of numerous attempts to provide their plausible and historically accurate narrative accounts.
Published in revised form in 2008 after national and international tours, Molora attempts to temper the tragedy of retribution with the ethical renewal of ubuntu (the quality of humanity) and its vocal expression in the overtone singing (umNgqokolo) of the Ngqoko Cultural Group, whose female singers intervene as the chorus to stop this sibling pair--Orestes and Elektra--in the act of matricide
She then convinced Nero to commit matricide
and was, according to the records, the real power behind the throne.
The court appeared unimpressed by the argument by Nupur's lawyer that as a mother she could not have killed her daughter and that she has gone through enough trauma after the murder saying, "Legal history is replete with instances of matricide
, patricide and fratricide.
Engaging with Kristeva's ideas, Nikolchina writes that "There is no symmetry between patricide and matricide
; patricide produces lineage; matricide
is perpetuated as erasure of the 'name of the mother'" (3).
Susan Faludi, "American Electra: Feminism's Ritual Matricide
," Harper's Magazine, Oct.
His main case story is a tale from the Mulasarvastivada Vinaya about a matricide
whose status as a fully ordained monk is revoked by the Buddha when his evil deed becomes known.
It is thus an act of matricide
, killing the founding piece of legislation that created it.