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The Oedipal Complex and "Oedipus Rex"

Summary: A comparison of the oedipal complex and the main character in "Oedipus Rex." Although Oedipus did not know that he had an oedipal complex, part of his character and things that happened to him reflected this complex in him. Later, psychologists defined the oedipal complex based on further studies of early childhood of people.
Oedipal Complex and Oedipus Rex are connected by the same idea of a psychosexual problem in person's mind. Oedipal Complex is something that develops in the brain and grows into a mental problem that makes the person feel aggressive against the same sex parent and have a sexual feelings for the opposite sex parent. Mostly toddlers develop the Oedipal Complex but in Oedipus Rex, Oedipus, the main character, was a grown man and he still had the complex. Oedipus went through a lot during his childhood but those things that he didn't know happened to him, reflected in his complex.

The Oedipal Complex was described as "a state of psychosexual development and awareness ("Oedipus Complex" 3). The dictionary definition is a little different and connects better to Oedipus Rex. It states that Oedipal complex is "a complex of males; desire to possess the mother sexually...

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