, as Peter Barry explains, is a classical condition in which there is an exaggerated reverence for the mother.
Does the reductiveness of television allow space to explore the fact that one of the subjects also has a mother fixation
to battle and another of them seems to be hampered by the "Meeting the Ideal Soulmate" fantasy that is a fairly common emotional disability for many entering the romantic arena?
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Developing just a few simple but resonant themes, chief among them Mahler's mother fixation
and his "lifelong romance with death," Feder provides a satisfying, if slightly gossipy, review of Mahler's entire life.
It is the story of Arthur "Cody" Jarrett, a merciless gangster and psychopath, who has a slight case of mother fixation
. Cross this guy and your body will be cross-examined by the mortician.The moment the opening credits rolled by I found myself glued to the couch for an entire 114 minutes, especially after I watched the train robbery teaser scene.
The last section of the novel, recounted in third person by an "objective" voice, provides an interesting piece of evidence of Jason's mother fixation
. Jason and Mrs.
It's a heavyweight part." It's also more than passingly reminiscent of Hamlet, which puts center-stage a comparably tormented monarch-to-be plagued by a mother fixation
, except that the object of Don Carlos's desire is his young stepmother Elizabeth of Valois, bride to the prince's snarling father, Philip II.
In this domestic setting, Mosgovoi's Fuhrer isn't a very imposing character; a mother fixation
is suggested by the prominence of her photograph on his bedroom wall.
Ekelof, in Lagercrantz's rendering, comes across as infantile, the victim of a strong mother fixation
which made him incapable of "normal" relations with women and made him vie on equal terms with his daughter for the love of his third wife Ingrid.
Her images of what life is supposed to be--a peculiar amalgam of her mother fixation
, her own mother's lack of a husband, her relationship to the Madonna, her charades with Tom--cannot finally withstand either the social realities that she is awakening to or the energetic courtship of John Strong.
Claudia by Rose Franken, a comedy dealing with the problems of growing up faced by a girl who suffers from a mother fixation
, opened at the Booth Theatre in New York City.