matricide


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mat·ri·cide

(mat'ri-sīd),
1. The killing of one's mother. Compare: patricide.
2. One who commits such an act.
[L. mater, mother, + caedo, to kill]

matricide

The killing of one’s mother.

mat·ri·cide

(mat'ri-sīd)
1. The killing of one's mother.
2. One who commits such an act.
[L. mater, mother, + caedo, to kill]

matricide

(măt′rĭ-sīd) [L. mater, mother, + caedere, to kill]
Killing one's mother.
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In essence, Mama is Kristeva's maternal figure who will not die, who refuses to be subjected to the matricide required to allow her children to enter into the Symbolic order.
Alicia ideally accomplishes matricide when she tortures and kills Tino, because she succeeds where her mother has always failed: avenging the memory of Raul gives her the victory in her competition with Gracida.
As in the conclusion to Euripides's Electra, Aeschylus's Eumenides dramatizes the aftermath of the matricide undertaken by Orestes, and here too Apollo's punishment of Clytemnestra takes the form of a repetition of harrowing intra-familial violence.
Initiator in the art power management through murder, Agrippina will end up becoming a victim of the mechanism itself inoculated to his son, whose perfect monstrosity will be matricide. Between the most beloved mother the password which the new prince had given to the army (recognizing the contribution of his own mother to his enthronement) and the matricide there develops a wide circle of power and murder insurmountable trap that will collapse Nero himself forced in the end to commit suicide.
The expanse of the psychic foreclosure of the mother (discussed in terms of a Jocaste Complex, in Ettinger, "Antigone with(out) Jocaste," 217) and the psychic matricide offered by the cultural symbolization in patriarchal society for the subjectivization processes affect a matrixial Thanatos that turns against the self (Ettinger, 216 onward).
Applying Kristeva's theory to three prominent murder cases--the serial double homicides of couples that took place in Florence between 1975 and 1984, the Novi Ligure matricide and fratricide of 2001, and the Cogne filicide of 2002--Nerenberg uses crime as a way to explore the larger cultural context of contemporary Italy, and analyze both developments in Italian society and their impact on the collective imaginary.
But his mind was caught by the idea of playing the matricide.
Judge Ghulam Rasul Mansoor told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mohammad Salim, 22, had been convicted on the charge of matricide.
The study of personal trajectories through the use of psychobiography is illustrated here by Kovary (this issue) in his article about matricide and creativity.