Patricide


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PATRICIDE. One guilty of killing his father.

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Contrary to the western cultural tradition, patricide is unthinkable in Chinese culture, no matter in what form or whether it is actually fulfilled or just attempted.
Adorned with notions of the uncanny, The Red-Haired Woman is fearless in its reading of canonical texts like Oedipus Rex and Rostam and Sohrab and in tackling the question of patricide and paternal filicide.
The reference to "babe" reminds the reader of the father's bringing up the son from babyhood, but the son is so calm and peaceful in the patricide: The italicized attributive-relational process with a rhetorical metaphor (his nerves were as tranquil as a sleeping babe's), the negated action process ("not a tremor affected any muscle of his body"), and the fact that his breathing is not only "regular" but also "slow" emphatically convey how the war makes the son inhumane in killing his father, which is very shocking.
An ethical approach to Hamlet finds that prince Hamlet's hesitation to take revenge is caused by two unresolved ethical complexes: regicide and patricide. His famous soliloquy could be therefore understood as "To be (ethical), or not to be (ethical)" (172).
In 1Q84, for instance, the assassin Aomame commits a form of patricide when she kills the allegedly abusive leader of a religious cult in the novel's titular alternate world.
This is perhaps Fuller's way of being delicate about the fact (one that Bancroft tends also to downplay) that the Brutus narrative is, of course, at bottom, about patricide. The Ides of March conspiracy kills the autocratic "father" in order that the "children" might have their freedom.
Later Macartney finds that he nearly commits the crime of patricide and incest--his lover turns out to be his half-sister.
Vocalist Dominic Noble explains: "Koba is the name of a fictional Georgian outlaw who appears as a character in book The Patricide by Alexander Kazbegi.
In both films, an act of sacrificial patricide accompanies or replaces the sacrifice of an Isaac--like son.
The letter to the editor "Patricide and schizophrenia--A case report" (1), published in the last issue of the Archives of Clinical Psychiatry, addresses an issue that has always concerned forensic psychiatry, namely the relationship between mental disorder and violent crimes.