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Dr. Jenny Flaherty

Abstract

Psychoanalytic critics have focused on the mother-son relationship throughout its criticism, stemming from Freud’s reinterpretation of the Oedipal myth. These relationships have dominated popular culture, showing up in modern contexts as recently as this year. With the current fascination with these relationships at the forefront, this paper chooses to examine two texts formative in establishing these relationships – Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and Hitchcock’s Psycho.

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