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On his wanderings he eventually reached Colonnus near Athens. There he mysteriously disappeared on a hilltop in the sacred grove of the Eumenides like a semi-god. Oedipus had struggled in a heroic and saintly manner. But the outcome of his struggle was a compromise with a tragic end and did not reach a redeeming solution. THE OEDIPUS COMPLEX Sigmund Freud's discovery of the Oedipus Complex is related to experiences which he gained during his own childhood. 1 He was the firstborn s on of a youthful mother who had a religious trust in his future destiny.

Then the King's family and all people fall at their feet and cry and lament most bitterly. ' Eventually the victory over the infanticidal wish and the achievement of the compromise is celebrated. 2 The ancient Italians of Sabine stock, in times of calamity, vowed to sacrifice to the gods all children that should be born in the following spring. The children, however, were kept alive. , The Natural History of North Carolina, 1737. Quoted from Frazer, J. , 1930. 2 Frazer, J. , 1930. 28 The Oedipus Complex grown up sufficiently to be able to fend for themselves they were veiled and driven beyond the boundaries.

Housman in 'A Shropshire Lad'. 1 In this work he describes a wish to be dead so that there would be no longer torture by the sin of the father and by the mother's curse. Although Housman's verses were written in a depressed mood, their content is nevertheless characteristic for what countless people vaguely feel. The verses terminate with the sinister vision of a curse. With the intuition of the poet, Housman expressed the very judgement of the hero of the Oedipus myth about the cause of his suffering.

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