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pat·ri·cide

(pat'ri-sīd),
1. The killing of one's father.
2. One who commits such an act. Compare: matricide.
[L. pater, father, + caedō, to kill]

patricide

The killing of one’s father.

patricide

(păt′rĭ-sīd) [L. patricida]
Murder of one's father or another close relative.
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Griffith (1999, 65) sees this as a failed Oedipal attempt, while Garrison, in contrast, understands the failed patricide as a motivating cause for Haemon's suicide; her psychological approach frames both of Haemon's actions in the tomb as the result of grief for his own fate and that of his city (1995, 114).
Here, C2 perceives Ajatasatru's meeting with the Buddha and receiving the teaching as the key ingredient in avoiding the consequences of the action of patricide.
As Greene rightly states, Oedipus's guilt of patricide in fact is only "inferred from the discovery of his origin and from the discovery that he has fulfilled the half of the Delphic oracle that prophesied incest; ergo, his inference would run, presumably the other half that foretold parricide has been fulfilled" (1929, 81).
Patricide is most often committed by adults (20); however, some important conclusions can be drawn regarding juveniles who kill their parents (Table 3).
The majority of the court held that Article 200 was unconstitutional on the grounds that the disparity between the two punishments (for murder of an ascendant and murder simpliciter) was too great, such that the harshness of the punishment for patricide was disproportionate to the legislative objective, and so made the discrimination itself "unreasonable.
Henri Nouwen draws as much upon psychoanalysis as upon art history, and his reflection on wrongdoing and forgiveness cannot be understood without reference to the patricide that haunts the biblical narrative, as Mieke Bal had already shown in interpreting Rembrandt's painting primarily through the theme of blindness.
But on the outcome, in which the patricide is redeemed and his slain parents liberated from purgatory, she objects that: "Lope would here seem to be offering carte blanche for murder, as long as the right circumstances can be summoned afterwards as an excuse through casuistry (50).
Some of the prisoners play jury members deciding the fate of a 19-year-old accused of patricide, while others have together written and composed songs about prison, human rights, capital punishment and justice.
Loyalists to the monarchy condemned the patricide of God's anointed and conducted memorial funerals.
His colleagues have shown a tendency for patricide when they felt their leaders weren't up to the job, as Charles Kennedy and Sir Menzies Campbell can attest.
Of Gogol Kutik makes the following claims: that he secretly imagined he was divine and sought to expiate this blasphemy in his works; that his obsession with noses relates to a fear of insanity via the equivalence of nos/nous; that Italy was his 'platonic' country; that the plot Viy contains motifs of both patricide and matricide which reflect' a serious Oedipus complex' (p.
Or, perhaps, Meyerbeer's protege, Wagner (when he published his "scurrilous" Das Judentum in der Musik by way of a psychological patricide in 1850, p.