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MS. LEAH CASHMER SECONDARY ENGLISH Oedipus Complex.

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1 MS. LEAH CASHMER SECONDARY ENGLISH Oedipus Complex

2 What is it? Psychiatric theory Children become jealous of the same sex parent Subconscious want to get rid of them Said to be found in all types of literature King Oedipus Hamlet Fairy tales Highly criticized

3 Sigmund Freud May 6 th, September 23 rd 1939 Received medical degree from the University of Vienna Engaged (secretly) to Martha Bernays in 1881 Beginning of the 1890s began case studies with Josef Beuer. From period of isolation Beginning of the 1900s became more respected Dies of mouth cancer in 1939

4 Examples King Oedipus kills his father and married his mother Hamlets hesitation in killing Claudius Little red riding hood eliminating her mother and grandmother

5 Citations Angry little boy. Photograph. Webshots. 10 April web. 13 Sep 2012 Ashmed Sophe. /02/sigmund-freuds-psychoanalytic-theory.html. Contemporary Literary Review India, web. 13 Sep Levi, Iakov. 24 March web. 13 Sep 2012 Sigmund Freud. Photograph. Webshots. Web. 13 Sep Spark Notes. Web. 13 Sep 2012.


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