mother fixation

mother fixation

Etymology: AS, modor, mother; L, figere, to fasten
an arrest in psychosexual development characterized by an abnormally persistent, close, and often paralyzing emotional attachment to one's mother. Compare father fixation. See also freudian fixation.

mother fixation

An excessive attachment to one’s mother.
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Does the reductiveness of television allow space to explore the fact that one of the subjects also has a mother fixation to battle and another of them seems to be hampered by the "Meeting the Ideal Soulmate" fantasy that is a fairly common emotional disability for many entering the romantic arena?
It is the story of Arthur "Cody" Jarrett, a merciless gangster and psychopath, who has a slight case of mother fixation.
Depending on whose take you're buying into - and these days, there are a plethora of choices - Hitler was a frustrated artist (the film ``Max''), a closeted homosexual (``The Hidden Hitler''), the product of a mother fixation and an abusive childhood (``Hitler: Origins of Evil''), a mesmerizing employer to a devoted secretary (``Blind Spot'') or the zany star of a musical comedy that bears his name (``The Producers'').
The last section of the novel, recounted in third person by an "objective" voice, provides an interesting piece of evidence of Jason's mother fixation.
Lacan discusses the mother fixation in his essay "On the Possible Treatment of Psychosis" in this way:
Ekelof, in Lagercrantz's rendering, comes across as infantile, the victim of a strong mother fixation which made him incapable of "normal" relations with women and made him vie on equal terms with his daughter for the love of his third wife Ingrid.
Her images of what life is supposed to be--a peculiar amalgam of her mother fixation, her own mother's lack of a husband, her relationship to the Madonna, her charades with Tom--cannot finally withstand either the social realities that she is awakening to or the energetic courtship of John Strong.
Ellen (played by Headly), an actress, is in love with a philandering, commitment-phobic jerk of an actor named Garry (Albie Selznick), a heel with a mother fixation who worships autographed baseballs.
They found that the males developed a mother fixation which strongly shaped their behaviour and sexual preferences as adults.
Given Cronenberg's past work, it'll come as no surprise to learn the suspenseful descent into madness as young Spider struggles to reconcile his vision of a saintly mother with one that copulates is stuffed with Freudian themes of sexual disgust, Oedipal complexes and mother fixations, quite literally spinning a web of criss-crossing strands that - like his rotting surroundings - serve as metaphor for his disturbed mind.
James Cagney, Hitler, Liberace and Elvis Presley all had mother fixations.
The storyline adds an edgy mood that pushes taboos about sexual obsession, stalking, voyeurism and mother fixations.