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A special type of choice of object made by men

Freud, Sigmund 1910h, 'A special type of choice of object made by men', SE 11: 163-178. Contributions to the Psychology of Love I.

First use of 'Oedipus complex': 171.

'… infantile fixation of tender feelings on the mother… '

The neurotic needs
1. injured third party (father)
2. woman of bad repute

His behaviour characterised by
1. compulsion
2. rescue motif

The child wishes to have by his mother a child like himself, ie. he wishes 'to be his own father'. Freud's emphasis.

Compares Macduff.

Cf. Stephen's theory of Hamlet in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and in Ulysses.


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