Oedipus Complex in Hamlet and Room
By Gabriella Colacci
Summary of Emma Donoghue's Room
Important People to Remember!
Hamlet's Unfinished Oedipus Complex Quotations
"But now, my cousin Hamlet, and my son-/A little more than kin, and less than kind./How is it that the clouds still hang on you?/Not so, my lord, I am too much in the sun." (1.2.65-67)
Jack's Unfinished Oedipus Complex Quotations
"He's talking to me. My chest's going clang clang. I hug my knees and press my teeth together. I want to get under Blanket but i can't, i can't do anything. 'He's asleep.' That's Ma. 'She keep you in the closet all day as well as all night?' The you is me. I wait for Ma to say no, but she doesn't. 'Doesn't seem natural.'" (Donoghue 93)
Hamlet's Inability to Self Actualize Quotations
"She married-O most wicked speed! Top post/With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!"(1.2.156-157)
Jack's Inability to Self Actualize Quotations
"When she takes Bronwyn's underwear down it's not like Penis, or Ma's vagina, it's a fat little piece of body folded in the middle with no fur. I put my finger on it and press, it's squishy. Deana bangs my hand away" (Donoghue 317)
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Do you believe that Gertrude and Ma raised their sons to have a dying love for them or is it the natural cycle of the Oedipus Complex.