Essays Tagged: "Oedipus complex"

"My Oedipus Complex" by Frank O'Connor. Point of view essay. Includes other elements of a story such as theme.

In the short story, My Oedipus Complex, Frank O'Connor writes of a young child who is forced to deal with issues of confusi ...

(1 pages) 9457 0 3.9 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Oedipus Complex

Definition of the Oedipus Complex:The positive libidinal feelings of a child to the parent of the opposite sex and hos ... lved. It is a pattern of profound emotional ambivalence, a troublesome mixture of love and hate.The Oedipus Complex occurs during the phallic stage, from roughly ages 3-6 years. Freud believed that du ... castration. Freud also believed that conscience and gender identity form as the child resolved the Oedipus Complex at age 5 or 6, but this actually happens earlier. A child tends to become strongly m ...

(8 pages) 217 1 4.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Sigmund Freud This is a biographical essay about Sigmund Freud

d of medicine to daily living. His studies in areas such as unconsciousness, dreams, sexuality, the Oedipus complex, and sexual maladjustments laid the foundation for future studies and a better under ... trolled. The phallic stage is the final stage of sexual development. Freud based it on the story of Oedipus Rex.Through the studies that Sigmund Freud conducted in sexology, he asked himself the quest ...

(5 pages) 343 2 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Close reading and analysis of "My Oedipus Complex" by Frank O'Connor

"My Oedipus Complex" is the story of a young boy named Larry who is forced to confront issues of jealous ... onfront these issues when his father, who he does not know that well, comes home from the war. The "Oedipus Complex" is a term coined by Sigmund Freud in which a male develops an excessive love for hi ... the war. At this point in the story the reader can actually understand why the story is called "My Oedipus Complex." Larry begins to show signs of a severe case of the complex. It is at this point wh ...

(2 pages) 30767 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Freud - Contributions to Psychology

Freud has made many contributions to the development of psychology, firstly the Oedipus/Electra complexes. The Oedipus complex involves the male child, and his desire to have his m ... ore identifying with her mother and adopting her attitudes and traits. Successful resolution of the Oedipus/Electra complex is when gender identity is formed.The second contribution by Freud to the de ... go.These contributions of Freud to the development are quite significant. Firstly, the ideas of the Oedipus and Electra complexes assist the development of further research into the studies of gender, ...

(2 pages) 134 1 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Trauma and Hysteria as Recurrent Themes in the Work of Sigmund Freud

rson of the opposite sex". Though this may be more or less a general understanding of Freud and the Oedipus Complex, you'll find that as far as most people are concerned, that was the main work, some ... ain work, some say only work, he did during his life; focusing on that one theory. Knowledge of the Oedipus Complex is important in understanding most of Freud's work; it is by no means that one theor ...

(4 pages) 70 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

My Oedipus Complex Research Paper

According to Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, the phrase "Oedipus complex" is defined as: "the positive libidinal feelings that a child develops toward the pa ... title of this story is said to have received its name based on two things - primarily on the Greek Oedipus, who was a renowned character in Greek mythology. Secondly, it is based on the bizarre and ... owned character in Greek mythology. Secondly, it is based on the bizarre and interesting theory of Oedipus complex established by psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud. This title also relates to past experi ...

(4 pages) 101 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Role of sexual conflict in the stories "Tickets Please", "Hands", and "My Oedipus Complex".

When considering the content of the three short stories "Tickets Please", "Hands", and "My Oedipus Complex", it is evident that the main conflict falls into the sexual category. Sexual confli ... ress his feelings.Last but not least, sexual conflict also plays an important role in the story "My Oedipus Complex", by Frank O' Conner. In this story, the author presents views through young Larry's ...

(3 pages) 23 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Oedipal Conflict

on material from his self-analysis and on anthropological studies of totemism, Freud developed the Oedipus complex as an explanation of the formation of the superego. The traditional paradigm in a (m ... ble outcome of this would be castration. Although Freud devoted most of his early literature to the Oedipus complex in males, by 1931 he was arguing that females do experience an Oedipus complex, and ...

(2 pages) 33 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Analysis of the applicability of the Oedipus complex in understanding sexual difference

the many processes that the child must navigate in order to arrive at an adult sexual identity. The Oedipus complex is central to this process. It is used to explain the structure of the psychical app ... he aetiology of psychic disorders. The purpose of this essay is to analyse the applicability of the Oedipus complex in understanding sexual difference.As already stated, Freud posits the innate bisexu ...

(11 pages) 71 0 2.3 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Hamlet And Oedipus

Work Cited Jones, Ernest. "Tragedy and the Mind of the Infant."� Hamlet and Oedipus. Ontario: Penguin Book Canada LTD, 1976: 71-91 In the literary world there are many complex ... ycho-analytic school of thought, makes an examination of Hamlet's character in his book, Hamlet and Oedipus. Jones attributes Hamlets odd actions, inactions, and words to the Oedipus Complex. The Oedi ...

(3 pages) 31 1 4.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Mother: The Oedipus Comparison Of "Psycho" And "The Wall"

ycho" and Pink Floyd's musical masterpiece "The Wall" is the domineering figure of the "mother".The Oedipus Complex or "Mother" complex. This occurs when a male child has an overpowering affection or ...

(3 pages) 899 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Oedipus Complex

The Oedipus Complex Sophocles' play, "Oedipus Rex"�, was written in the era of 400 B.C., thus cap ... rnatural aid. Since future events were left to the various gods to decide and the oracles to relay, Oedipus could not make his own decisions regarding the course of his life. He was an object of desti ... e was an object of destiny from the day he was born and probably even before that. Some examples of Oedipus' destiny, as presented in the play, derive from symbols, character traits, and insights.The ...

(5 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus Complex in Oedipus Rex

any years ago, but still manage to captivate an audience today. Among these pieces of literature is Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Not only does the story of Oedipus still engross an audience in its ... engross an audience in its plot, but it still brings forth the gut-wrenching feeling of sorrow for Oedipus when his true destiny and downfall are revealed. This play still brings out so much emotion ...

(4 pages) 35 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Freudian Outlook on Hamlet

vered about three hundred years after it was written. Through Freud’s division of mind and the Oedipus complex, one sees how Freud’s psychological concepts are foreshadowed in Shakespeare ... and. will and strength and means / To do 't. Examples gross as earth exhort me” (4.4 44-45)The Oedipus complex comes from the Greek myth where Oedipus grows up with foster parents and eventually ...

(6 pages) 22 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Psychoanalysis Of Hamlet

and in neurotic behavior (Murfin ).This theory of repression also is directly correlated to Freud's Oedipus complex. The Oedipus complex deals with Infantile sexuality as well, by explaining that sexu ... exuality starts at infancy with the relationship of the infant with the mother, not at puberty. The Oedipus complex assesses that the infant has the desire to discard the father and become the sexual ...

(15 pages) 43 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

My Oedipus Complex

My Oedipus Complex        In Frank O’Connor’s short story “My Oedipus Complex ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Brian Rose Period 7 DC Psychology January 16, 2003 Chapter

en there is shame for masturbation. As well as the unconscious for males of castration anxiety, the Oedipus complex is also in the unconscious causing anxiety due to the fact boys have sexual feelings ...

(4 pages) 302 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Oedipus Complex by Karen Horney

The essay is about the Oedipus complex ?which is the presence of sexual desire strong enough to arouse so much jealousy and ... they can be dissolved only by repression.? Horney begins by stating what it is that Freud means by Oedipus complex and expands on his research by refuting and confirming some of his theories. For ins ... nomenon? but rather a response to the ?provocation?s? of the outside world. The significance of the Oedipus complex is due to its effects it has on later relationships in life.Horney illustrates her p ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Inaccessible Oedipus: Comparing Olivier's and Branagh's Women (an contrast between Gertrude and Ophelia in Lawrence Olivier's Hamlet and Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet)

le to a modern audience than the women in Olivier’s film.Freud first introduced the idea of an Oedipus complex; he described it as a part of normal psychosexual development where a young boy fall ... often develops aggression or even jealously towards his father (Coleman) The problem with using the Oedipus complex in describing Hamlet is that the Oedipus complex peaks between ages 3 and 6. While p ...

(5 pages) 21 0 3.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet