Oedipus Complex

Psychology turned out not to be such a bore in a way. No offense to Freud’s freaks, different people holds different sort of opinion. Psychology requires a deep understanding of how complex a human mind functions and how it correlates with surrounding. Something serious like that takes forever for me to comprehend. By the time I would get hold of the term Psychology itself, I might have turned 50.

The lecturer is not half-bad. I didn’t catch his name (although kelas lagi dua hari nak abeh. Some student I am) but he looks like a cross of Wolverine and Grey’s Anatomy’s Izzy’s dead fiance (the 8-million-buck guy). His English is surprisingly good (of course, sape la saye nak komplen kan?) and it made the class all the more bearable.

Today we were acquainted with the term Oedipus Complex. Wiki defines it as a concept developed by Sigmund Freud to explain the origin of certain neuroses in childhood. It is defined as a male child’s unconscious desire for the exclusive love of his mother. This desire includes jealousy towards the father and the unconscious wish for that parent’s death. Later researchers used the term Electra complex for the same phenomenon in girls towards their father. (In Greek myth, Electra, daughter of Agamemnon, helped plan the murder of her mother.)

The idea is based on the Greek myth of Oedipus, who unwittingly kills his father Laius and marries his mother Jocasta. The Oedipus conflict, or Oedipus complex, was described as a state of psychosexual development and awareness first occurring around the age of 5 and a half years (a period known as the phallic stage in Freudian theory).

Unquote. Oedipus was so devastated with the truth that he decided to punish himself by blinding both his eyes. Ala-ala Kassim Selamat gitu. 

Why mom? Why do you have to be so freakin hot??

Maka moralnya di sini, before you slice up any old man with a gorgeous wife in his arm, make sure the wife is not your own mother. Ape ke fakap/sengal moral cerita aku nih? Happy Thursday, kawan-kawan 🙂


9 thoughts on “Oedipus Complex

  1. omg! this is soooo crazy man! how come time aritu kitorang class psycho tak penah pulak belajar pasal sumer benda ni?

    nampak sangat nyer aku tak belajar hahaha….

    anyways, excellent research dear. 😉 excellent, excellent.

  2. NoRE says:

    hahaha..dalam medic pon ade belajar ek psl oedipus ni…i read this oedipus play during my 1st year..forgot that greek author name,hahaha

  3. irzan: thank you 😀 i have to remind u that everything’s the result of encik wikipedia, none of those researches can be claimed as mine. 😀

    kak tiha: yeah, i was all sort of ‘eh’, ‘huh’, ‘biar betik??’.

    kak eita: mintakkkkkk jauh, mintakkkk simpang. sumbang mahram dah namanya tuh 😀

    dD: *grins* can’t help it. humor and me embrace each other well 😀

    miss aida: wtf?? *what* envy?? does that involve getting envious of other people’s gonads?

    nore: err, in that play of urs tuh, did oedipus receive the fact that he killed his father before or after he screwed his own mother? just curious. lalallala. 😀

  4. NoRE says:

    its after he screwed the mother, and the mother str8 away committed suicide when she found out that her own son is her husband,then oedipus himself disgusted by what he’s done,in the end he was blinded tak silap..quite a sad play la..ade 3 plays on this oedipus if imnot mistaken, but i only read one of them

  5. amal says:

    hahha.. Oedipus.. I actually had to see the theatre about Oedipus when I was in Trinity. It was good thought, despite the urm… marrying and ‘do’-ing his mother. LOL.

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