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Oedipus

The chief problem I have with the idea of the Oedipus complex is that strictly speaking Oedipus didn’t actually have one. He didn’t know that guy was his dad, and he didn’t know that chick was his mom.

Naming the complex like that is like calling anytime a political leader shoots themselves in the head with a pistol as “Lincoln’s Disorder” because he was also shot in the head with a pistol.

Kudos to Jocasta for being an early cougar, but one wonders what would have happened if Oedipus already had a girlfriend.

September 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment