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Everyone has a family or at least knows a family so everyone can relate to a story about family Regret by Kate Chopin and My Oedipus Complex by Frank OConnor are two very different stories about the same thing family Regret a tale about an older woman who never having married or had children gets her first experience with them by taking care of her neighbors children for a short while and My Oedipus Complex a short story about a young boy who decides he is better suited to the affections of his mother than is his father are two very different approaches to show the need for a complete family The similarities between the two stories are easily appreciated First as I stated earlier both of the stories are about families and how the lack of what most people consider a normal and complete family causes problems In Regret Mamzelle Aurlie completely lacks a family she has never married has never had children and has only had one marriage proposal which was promptly rejected Mamzelle Aurlie is not even properly a woman without a family she much more resembles a man with her determination mans hat army overcoat and boots Additionally owning a farm managing and employing people and knowing how to use a gun are all traditionally mens occupations at least in the 1800s Certainly she knows nothing about children and how to raise them and that is the problem at least on the surface When presented with her neighbors children Mamzelle Aurlie doesnt know how to care for them In My Oedipus Complex we see another incomplete family The father is away at war and the mother and son Larry are alone for long periods Thus the son becomes overly attached to the mother and sees himself as her spouse Certainly the son becomes jealous of the father when he returns and tries to make him leave so he again can be
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