- adj. psychoanalysis Of or relating to the Oedipus complex.
“Momism is a kind of Oedipal obsession with the bad mother -- to counter a boy's attraction to his good mother.”
“And it -- one of the reasons I mentioned it was that it -- there was a tendency for a long -- there has been for quite a long while, but to regard evil as playful, fun, ironic, a kind of Oedipal gesture against authority and kind of sassy.”
“Coming from elders like Sontag, Bloom and Saul Bellow, and nearly always incorporating that meaningless word "generation," these consecrations have bespoken a kind of Oedipal conflict, betraying the double urge first to possess one's offspring by defining them, then to destroy them altogether.”
“In psychoanalytical terms, sadism is post-Oedipal, meaning that it takes shape when identification shifts from the mother to the father.”
“I love my son but his Oedipal complex causes him to lash out for attention.”
“Zinfandel fans will be grateful that he overcame his scruples — and possibly Oedipal issues — and now makes two vineyard-designated Zinfandels as well as the sublime Heirloom, a blend of zin about half and more than 20 other varietals, that is, in my opinion, an instant California classic.”
“Speaking of creepy: Over on Buscemi's day job at Boardwalk Empire, we finally found out just how close Jimmy (Michael Pitt) is to his mother (Gretchen Mol) in a subplot that culminated with an Oedipal shocker.”
“Kafka on the Shore" 2005 loosely bundles together an "X-Files"-inspired UFO sighting, a brain-damaged man with powers of precognition and even a Victorian-era ghost story in the service of a 15-year-old runaway's Oedipal drama.”
“Howler's lyrics are a hoot, teeny tales of driving stolen cars into rivers and bonkers Oedipal fantasies.”
“And many readers will object to much of the old-time Freudian doctrine, with its relentless emphasis on penis envy and Oedipal moments.”
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