Innocence and abuse in "My Oedipus Complex " a short story by Frank O'Connor

Nababan, M. (2011) Innocence and abuse in "My Oedipus Complex " a short story by Frank O'Connor. Polyglot, 5 (1). pp. 59-64. ISSN 1907-6134

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Abstract

The story is about an adult narrator relating about his past childhood. The son of a soldier, he was spoiled by mother in time of war, but felt alienated from her in time of peace. The ensuing conflicts and language are analyzed using psychoanalytical theory, which states a child has to go through a period in life when he has erotic attachment to the parent of the opposite sex and is hostile to the parent of the same sex (Freud in Richard: 845). To reveal innocence and abuse inherent in the conflicts, events are examined using the points of view of the narrator when he was still a small kid and when he is a soldier, now adult. It is found out that outwardly the main character is abusive, but in reality innocent.

Item Type: Article
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Nababan, M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: abusive; innocent; alienated
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: University Subject > Current > Directorate/Department > Directorate of Center for Research and Community Development > Journal > Polyglot
Current > Directorate/Department > Directorate of Center for Research and Community Development > Journal > Polyglot
Depositing User: Esterina M. Jonatan
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 01:41
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 08:53
URI: http://repository.uph.edu/id/eprint/2413

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