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Attila Jozsefs Oedipus Complex Revealed Through His Escapes From RealityEscaping reality is needed to write freely and creatively Jozsef constantly escapes reality and writes beautiful poems In his escapes he acts like a father figure He writes about how he misses his mothers love and yearns for his mother sexually He gets upset and even mad because she isnt there for him From his escapes we can psychologically determine that Jozsef has an Oedipus complexA factor of the Oedipus complex is for the boy to be to his mother as his father is Jozsef reveals this in his poems by trying to be the man of the house Bringing home food is an example of what the man of the house does Bring you potatoes chicken and a sack of millet Jozsef 33 This was one of the things Jozsef does to imitate his fatherFrom the first lines in the poem called Eulogy he shows his yearning for his mothers affection and presence I burn with a fever of ninety-eight point six degrees and mother you wont even nurse me 33 Jozsefs mother desserts him so early that he never has a chance to out grow the childish need for a mother He flashes back at the way she treated him You warmed my soup blew it and stirred it And said eat and grow tall my love 33 Like a child he wishes for her to be there to comfort and make him feel safeThe main idea of the Oedipus complex is that the boy wants his mother in a sexual way Jozsef daydreams of her like a boy with a crush I try to piece you together from autumn scenes and a lot of women 33 Jozsef pictures her as his fantasy woman I wear a pressed suit in my heart when I speak to you 62 He imagines dressing up to impress her I mustnt think of your
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