Patricide

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PATRICIDE. One guilty of killing his father.

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Her doctoral dissertation and first book, Treacherous Women of Imperial Japan: Patriarchal Fictions, Patricidal Fantasies (Routledge, 1997), is one of a series of works about women associated with Japan's pre-war anarchist movement.
(2.1.255-58) Priam's status as "ur-father" certainly renders this action on the part of Pyrrhus as nightmarishly Oedipal and patricidal, even while Pyrrhus completes the revenge for his own father Achilles's death.
(24) He announced that he had to lay patricidal hands on father Parmenides (25) by distinguishing between absolute nonbeing and the relative nonbeing of difference (thateron).
Georges's patricidal rage is explained by fractured identity born of parental rejection and social stigma.
For Eliot, tradition works in the artist's consciousness of the past and postulates his loss of personality or a "continual self-sacrifice": "What happens is a continual surrender of himself as he is at the moment to something which is more valuable." (3) In Bloom's terms, influence acts upon the aspiring poet by exciting an oedipal or patricidal urge to rebel against the precursor(s).
struggling with his body, as the others would be later with their words, with an intensity and a sincerity that were his own." In February, to evoke the play's incestuous, patricidal horrors, Brook arranged the.
Antigone reveals herself as the daughter of patricidal and incestuous oedipus, the daughter of oedipus's mother and wife Jocasta, and the sister of treacherous Polyneices and Eteocles (Rutter 114).
It takes me a while to acknowledge a desire that seemsshocking, inadmissible, patricidal, but with shame I finally admit it.When the phone rings late at night or early in the morning it's amixture of terror and hope that causes my pulse to quicken, my palms tosweat as I anticipate that this is the bad news, at last; you are dead.
A cappella doo-wop group the Persuasions reworked Reed's "Turning Time Around.'' Antony Hegarty, who appeared in the stage production of Reed's album "Berlin,'' performed a slow, poignant, tremulous "Candy Says.'' Julian Schnabel, who filmed "Berlin,'' calmly recited the patricidal, carnage-filled "Rock Minuet.''
This malleability enables a spectrum of political attitudes ranging from naive pacifism to messianic nationalism, always linked to patricidal fantasies and filicidal counter accusations.
In fact, Poole has given me further evidence for this speculation by tracing connections between the vengeful and patricidal Pyrrhus in the player's speech in act two and Vulcan's underground workshop in that other supposed volcanic entrance to purgatory, Mount Aetna (123).
Nonetheless, the experimental shadow of earlier postmodernism still remained: Stephen Burn, for example, has noted allusions in early works by Franzen, Powers, and Wallace to a range of high postmodernists (19), with Wallace's novella "Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way" offering a particularly humorous patricidal take on the work of John Barth.