Feb 17


In contrast of Oedipus Complex, Freud was more hazy on the Electra Complex. The complex has its roots in the little girl’s discovery that she lacks the penis which her father and other men posses.
Her love for her father then becomes both erotic and envious as she yearns for a penis of her own.

She comes to blame her mother for her apparent castration, and is struck by penis envy, the apparent counterpart to the boy’s castration anxiety.

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