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Fig 2.10 – Oedipal Complex

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In the modern Oedipal drama, a young boy becomes involved in a competitive unconscious struggle with his father to sexually possess his mother. As the Oedipal drama unfolds, the boy experiences hostility toward his father and sexual feelings toward his mother. Understanding that his father has all the power, the young man learns to repress his sexual feelings toward his mother, which created castration anxiety. The resolution of castration anxiety occurred when the boy identified with his father and mutually shared mother, later replacing the mother in marriage with a “motherly woman.”

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