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