1. Children can suffer from psychoneurotics based on their relationship with their parents.
a. If a child finds himself in love with one parent and hating the other, this can be considered a sign of neurosis.
b. These feelings can occur in normal children, however, the feelings are not nearly as intense.
c. In psychology, this behavior is part of the Oedipus complex.
2. In the trilogy written by Sophocles, Oedipus is the son of Laius and Jocasta.
a. As an infant, it was predicted that he would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother.
b. As a result, Oedipus was sent away to be killed but was rescued.
c. Oedipus grows up and then kills his father without knowing who he was and fulfills the prophecy by marrying his mother.
d. This leads to a plague on the house of Oedipus.
1. This plague unfolds in Sophocles’ tragedy.
2. In real life, this plague is guilt felt by the child.
3. Psychoanalysis can be used to understand the tale of Oedipus.
a. Oedipus’ story is known as a tragedy of destiny.
b. What a person who reads this story should understand is that this tragedy is natural and should be acknowledged.
1. The “destiny” of Oedipus is a story to which many can relate.
2. Humans are fated to feel attraction toward one parent and hatred toward another.
c. This story urges individuals to recognize inner thoughts and desires that are often repressed.
1. Humans are like Oedipus and can identify with him.
2. Sophocles’ story was born out of the disturbing urge for a child to have relations with a parent.
3. The story of Oedipus is derived from two common dreams.
4. Shakespeare’s Hamlet also has psy...
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...t time, solidifying that she is truly not phallic.
d. Understanding fetishism is strongly recommended for anyone who does not believe in the castration complex because it can shed light on this trauma, which occurs from birth.
4. Fetishism is related to ego, which suppresses the id.
a. The ego often rejects and suppresses the castration complex.
b. Freud then likens this characterization of neurosis and psychosis to his Oedipus complex.
1. His patient expressed a similar situation to that of the Oedipus complex.
2. He then returned to the fetishism theory, noting a fetish for athletic gear.
5. Many different types of fetishes exist and fetishism can manifest itself in a wide variety of ways.
a. Fetishism is a normal occurrence.
b. It is related to the fascination and feelings toward the male and female reproductive organs.
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