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oedipal

 [ed´ĭ-pal]
pertaining to the Oedipus complex.

oedipal

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Oedipal

(ĕd′ə-pəl, ē′də-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Oedipus complex: oedipal conflicts.

oed′i·pal·ly adv.
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In his comments on the girl's resolution to the oedipal crisis, Freud contends that the girl both identifies with but renounces the mother.
It is only when Berta arrives at the end of the first act that Alfredo abandons his narcissism and turns to rebellion against the paternal order in the form of Oedipal desire.
Leon clearly represses this Oedipal aspect of his identity and displaces his anger onto the 'fascist' administration at his new high school.
But in a world organized by heteronormativity, the Oedipal moment--when the child acquiesces to the law of the father, forsakes its polymorphous, bisexual pleasures, and accepts its social position as a heterosexual, "active" male--can only be staved off for so long.
On the face of Freud's two paternal myths, there are just two fathers, whether, on the one hand, we identify them as the original father in "Family Romances" and then the idealized substitutes for him the child later seizes upon during oedipal maturation or, on the other hand, the primal one and the dead one identified in Totem and Taboo.
In Indian (Native American) versions of the Oedipal myth, the hero must banish an eternal winter by solving riddles.
Miles's insistence in first falling in love with Marylin and then seeking, in the post-Oedipal world of this postmodern film, a happy marriage to her is thus more in keeping with the logic of jouissance than with the Oedipal logic of prohibition.
As is evident from this schema, the adoption of one solution to the oedipal triangle means the repression of the other, so 'masculine' and 'feminine' always latently harbour one another.
In contrast to the prewar preoccupation with the oedipal drama of early life, postwar analysts not only probed the "second edition of the Oedipus situation," as Deutsch called it, but transformed a deeply repressed and unspeakable taboo into a conscious process of sexual maturation, if only for girls.
Banks's crises of identity are, in short, defined in oedipal terms, and Ishiguro exposes and ultimately defines the logic of oedipal authority through his portrayal of Bank's ethos of detection.
With Burnett revisiting the musical - now in the role of the fearsomely ghastly, Oedipal Queen Aggravain - it might've been nice if she'd introduce us to another promising young comedienne.
With the acquisition of a masculine identity, the male subject's access to the pre-Oedipal father's love ceases at the point of the Oedipal crisis when the boy is required to split from the maternal body.