parricide


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par·ri·cide

(par'i-sīd),
1. The killing of one's parent (patricide or matricide).
2. One who commits such an act.
[L. parricidium, killing of close kin]
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Taking Young's study further, the objective here was to examine the correlations between parricide rates and criminal violence rates in Canada.
Near the end of Oedipus the King, after Oedipus has discovered his parricide and incest, has found Jocasta dead by her own hand, and has blinded himself, he says that he is "the most accursed, whom God too hates above all men on earth.
Evidence of the abuse had not been presented at Glazier's trial or sentencing because at the time, child abuse simply was not considered a defense in parricide cases.
Jocasta having delved into her past, Oedipus exhumes his own as the play's longest single speech recounts his reaction years ago upon receiving his oracle, this time the full complex of parricide and incest.
One way in which the twin urges of parricide and repression of the feminine express themselves in several key writers of the nineteen forties and fifties is in the identification of a weak, feminine phase in the father's career or aesthetic that is then amplified to emasculate the progenitor and effectively oust him from his position of authority.
Court's decision in the Parricide Case, Saiko Saibansho [Sup.
Three years deep into her long-term project of researching and depicting teenage American girls who'd committed parricide, McCarty had set out for the sites where the killings had occurred.
This parricide was provoked by the oppression of the father, who achieved total gratification by imposing his iron will on others.
See Sylvie Lapalus, La mort du vieux: une histoire du parricide au XIXe siecle (Paris, 2004).
The bill for the law to criminalize femicide currently being discussed in Chile, on the other hand, appears to follow the existing legislation, as it merely adds the concept of femicide to the classification of parricide, applying the same sentence in both cases.
The murderer is eventually identified as the present Count Montorio, a dark usurper of a particularly Shakespearean stripe, and Ippolito and Annibal are continually confined, weakened, and harassed until each surrenders personal agency and, quite mechanically, works to commit parricide and to fulfill Schemoli's inhuman scheme.
One that neither Edgar nor critics have mentioned, however, is the one that Gloucester attributes to him: attempted parricide.