Electra complex


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a complex of females

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It is a widely held misconception that Freud developed the term Electra complex as a feminine correlative to the Oedipus complex (4).
9 An Oedipus complex is a Freudian labelling involving the unconscious sexual love of a son for his mother and a parallel hatred for the father, while an Electra complex centres on a similar passion between daughter and father and an intense dislike for the mother.
The director claims, with disarming sincerity, that this lurid work about a botched abortion, a ferocious Electra complex, and transplanted murderous hands contains the "poetic truth" of his life story.