Patricide

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PATRICIDE. One guilty of killing his father.

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If cultural studies stands in an analogously patricidal relation to marxism as Oedipus to Laius, then the 1970s New Left clearly performs the part of Jocasta: lover by turn to each, haunted by the repressed memory of the earlier, but unable and unwilling to admit either to the incest or to the murder.
The book's initial argument, simply stated, is that the traumas of the Wordsworths' early histories--the premature death of Ann Wordsworth, their father's ensuing dissolution of the household which resulted in the ten year separation between William and Dorothy, William's intense, patricidal anger at his father's actions, followed by the latter's sudden death and William's feelings of responsibility for "all the sorrow which it brought," including Dorothy's own intense suffering--all these traumas served to produce a highly ambivalent relationship between brother and sister, one that is expressed in a variety of ways in Wordsworth's behavior and in his poetry.
If guilt over patricidal and incestuous desires is responsible for the development of the superego, then it is reasonable to assume that such a mechanism is absent in a dog that possesses a `different' moral code.
Their doctrines led to a sudden, conquering, bloody, patricidal, and sacrilegious revolution.
In "Two Brothers" the patricidal Theron rebels against the Holy Word of God as revealed to Daddy Norton, while his placid brother Aurel watches.
Bloom's terminology is not part of the apparatus of this book, and women writers' acknowledgement of and dialogue with Shakespeare are a most important, not patricidal, misreading, or what Bloom calls "misprision proper.
International Style also pulls Minimalist art inside out, for the same patricidal narrative was always potential in that movement (and explicit in the framing discourses of Donald Judd's highly moralistic art criticism).