One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘For the boy the serpent stands Oedipally for the desire for the mother.’
- ‘The strong-willed novelist struggles to balance the needs of her frail and temperamental lover against those of her high-spirited daughter and her Oedipally challenged son, who hates him for it.’
- ‘The Rat Man's guilt, arising from these oedipally murderous feelings, led him to deflect his hostility onto himself in the form of suicidal thoughts.’
- ‘The Oedipally challenged young writer struggling to find his way artistically and romantically, seems a good decade older than usual’
- ‘The Oedipally jealous son confronts his vain, self-deluding mother.’
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