Electra vs Oedipus: The Drama of the Mother-Daughter by Hendrika C. Freud

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By Hendrika C. Freud

Electra vs Oedipus explores the deeply advanced and sometimes turbulent courting among moms and daughters. unlike Sigmund Freud’s conviction that the daddy is the imperative determine, the ebook places ahead the concept that ladies are in truth way more (pre)occupied with their mother.

Drawing at the author’s huge scientific event, the publication presents a variety of case experiences which make clear women’s emotional improvement. themes include:

  • love and hate among moms and daughters
  • the heritage of maternal love
  • childbirth and depression
  • rejected mothers.

Electra vs Oedipus can be a invaluable source for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and all people with an curiosity within the dynamics of the mother–daughter dating.

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She is weighed down by feelings of guilt about all sorts of trivial inanities but, in all likelihood, due to her murderous fantasies that are not allowed to become conscious. Music is a suitable medium in which to become lost. Clara Schumann, the wife of the composer Robert Schumann, was a renowned nineteenth-century pianist. Because of her parents’ divorce she lost her mother when she was quite young. She stayed behind with a harsh father who loved her on condition that she achieved what he wanted.

The female lineage is the mightiest transmitter of emotional attitudes because of the strong mutual involvement of mothers and daughters plus their gender equivalence. Both fine characteristics and flaws are passed on without the wholesome intervention of the gender difference that helps to acknowledge and allow for differences. 7 The necessity for a girl to identify with her mother, added to the sameness of sexual and female identity, creates an equivalent orientation and the illusion, which often goes hand in hand, of being the same.

Often children became apprentices for a boss who would teach them a vocation or a craft. 20 In the Third World, children are made available from about the age of 4 on to do work that is often much too 36 Electra vs Oedipus hard for them, such as hauling stones. In antiquity children would be sold as slaves, a custom that in Italy continued well into the Renaissance. The exploitation of children began long before the advent of industrial revolution and capitalism. Until the eighteenth century, no great attention was paid to the subject of children and sexuality.

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