Unformatted text preview: I disagree with Freud on this point and instead offer that not many of us do in fact hope to have relations with our mother or kill or father, but rather we identify with Oedipus in that sometimes we feel that we feel trapped by our own destinies. We try to create a path uniquely our own, but appear to be drawn by some force greater than ourselves that eventually ends up overpowering us. By trying to prevent what has been foreseen in our future, either by us or by others, we actually ended up fulfilling it....
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- Spring '08
- English, destiny, Ruth Bryan Doug, Sonheim English Studies