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matricidal

adjective Referring to the killing of one’s mother.
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Z goes as far as to reveal her matricidal wish--"I wish I could kill her" (280)--when she realizes her mother's "power control, for ever, is just like this country" (280).
Articulating the matricidal urge that is fundamental to this parable of modernism, Wharton's and Cather's novels are forceful replacement-narratives that are master-minded by the desires of narrating and writing men who are obsessed with exhuming and burying the body of the mother.
In the third dialogue, as her education begins to get underway in earnest, Eugenie confesses her matricidal desire, and her teachers urge her to act on it.
Here they will discover how faithful-wife Penelope, homicidal Clytemnestra(s), manslaughtering Deianeira, matricidal Electra, infanticidal Medea, vengeful Hecuba, suicidal Alcestis and lovingly deceptive Helen helped Greek men to explore characteristics they feared in themselves, and to ask such fundamental questions as "whether public and private morality can operate on the same terms."
This is the argument of Ann Douglas in Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s (London: Papermac-MacMillan 1995), which contends that the impulse of much of American modernism was "matricidal," aimed at supplanting a "feminized" Victorian literary culture.
Friedman makes an intriguing case for the centrality of matricidal fantasies in H.D.'s work.
She now put the "Victorian matriarch" in her place, as indicated by over sixty pages of index reference, with a chilling "see also matricidal impulse." (65)
Lumby's narrative, therefore, is that of killing the mothers, a matricidal scenario that I suggest has been played out by some versions of feminism in relation to Beauvoir (particularly the Psych et Po group in France).
Presa tra il triestino materno e l'italiano paterno scegliera il secondo ma scegliera anche un volontario esilio che le permette di creare "a mediating condition between matricidal and patricidal tensions by deterritorializing the spheres and by reterritorializing her creative realms of authority.
Here such themes as the "born to run" impulse (running from domesticity, commitment and closure), the soldier or warrior taking refuge in the camaraderie of brothers in arms, and the fantasies of self aggrandisment and "man-machine omnipotence" are all said to display the matricidal tendencies of the rebel rocker.
Her understanding of the forces that shaped '20s New York culture is best revealed when she discusses the shift from a feminine focus in culture to what she calls a matricidal one.
As Orestes, he is called upon to lunge about the stage in a kind of biomechanical trance dance as matricidal blood lust wells up in him.