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patricidal

adjective Referring to the killing of one’s father.
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Camus' The Stranger: The Sun-Metaphor and Patricidal Conflict.
For if the motif of patricide seems at first to suggest a radical break with the past, then by making the father himself patricidal Consolo reminds his readers that the idea of a radical break is itself far from new--thereby questioning its validity, and ultimately urging us to conceptualize history neither as linear nor as circular, but in terms of an ongoing interaction between past and present, progress and return.
Character" is "a dark, Dickensian drama of love, ambition and patricidal obsession.
centers on the son's belated discovery of the patricidal act, in
Jazz retraces his voyage, motivated by patricidal fantasies, in search of his father; it becomes his journey into blackness, an extended meditation on his capacity to value the many aspects of his complex identity--particularly his African heritage--and from there reorient his perspective according to a new paradigm.
If cultural studies stands in an analogously patricidal relation to marxism as Oedipus to Laius, then the 1970s New Left clearly performs the part of Jocasta: lover by turn to each, haunted by the repressed memory of the earlier, but unable and unwilling to admit either to the incest or to the murder.
The book's initial argument, simply stated, is that the traumas of the Wordsworths' early histories--the premature death of Ann Wordsworth, their father's ensuing dissolution of the household which resulted in the ten year separation between William and Dorothy, William's intense, patricidal anger at his father's actions, followed by the latter's sudden death and William's feelings of responsibility for "all the sorrow which it brought," including Dorothy's own intense suffering--all these traumas served to produce a highly ambivalent relationship between brother and sister, one that is expressed in a variety of ways in Wordsworth's behavior and in his poetry.
Here Friedman carefully tempers the threat of the daughter's aggression by linking her patricidal wishes to more admirable wishes for social equality and the father's rebirth.
But a son's patricidal glee can't begin to compare to the merciless volley of black comedy coupled with rage that sets Martin McDonagh's latest play apart.
But Arguing the World is also a film about an important part of Manhattan's intellectual subculture, the so-called "New York intellectuals," an exploration of the turbulent and patricidal relationship between 1960s radicals and their ideological "fathers," and an analysis of the role of intellectuals in the decline of American liberalism and the rise of neoconservatism in the last third of the twentieth century.
If guilt over patricidal and incestuous desires is responsible for the development of the superego, then it is reasonable to assume that such a mechanism is absent in a dog that possesses a `different' moral code.