Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Pseudo-Procrastinator

658 Words3 Pages
Starks, Lisa S.. “"remember Me": Psychoanalysis, Cinema, and the Crisis of Modernity”. Shakespeare Quarterly 53.2 (2002): 181–200. Web…

Robert R. Reed, Jr.. “Hamlet, the Pseudo-procrastinator”. Shakespeare Quarterly 9.2 (1958): 177–186. Web…

Verhoeff, Han, and F. Hijkoop. “Does Oedipus Have His Complex?”. Style 18.3 (1984): 261–283. Web…

Verhoeff, Han, and F. Hijkoop. “Does Oedipus Have His Complex?”. Style 18.3 (1984): 261–283. Web...

Greenblatt, Stephen. Norton Shakespeare Introduction to Hamlet. Norton Shakespeare Introduction to Hamlet. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2016.
Around the age of four children have an unresolved desire for sexual gratification through the parent of the opposite sex, this is especially common the desire of a son for his mother.This concept is known as the Oedipus Complex. In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the psychological concept of the Oedipus Complex is strongly present in the relationship between his mother; Gertrude. The character of Hamlet is very complex and many would say that he does display characteristics of the Oedipus complex, when Hamlet is analyzed within framework of psychoanalytic literary criticism although, that many literary analysts disagree.
…show more content…
It can be defined as the positive libidinal feelings of a child toward the parent of the opposite sex and hostile feelings toward the parent of the same sex. Dr. Ernest Jones M.D of University of Toronto in his article Oedipus-Complex as an explanation of Hamlet's mystery: a study in motive says it's the “ psychological ‘repression’ (Verdrangung) to the reawakening of childhood memories and to the psyco-sexual life of the subject” When hearing the theory defined many people question the application of this theory to Shakespeare’s Hamlet including Robert R. Reed, Jr whom attempts to counter Dr. Jones’s application of the Oedipus in his article Hamlet,the

    More about Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Pseudo-Procrastinator

      Get Access