Freud developed a psychosexual theory, the Oedipus Complex, in the 20th century. I’m not going to waste time on the Oedipus story, cause I think I know we know it now, you know?...But Freud seems to believe boys’ love for their moms turns sexual at some point and they feel fear and aggression towards their fathers. Aggression, because they want dad out of the way, and fear, because dad might castrate them. However, at the same time, they model their behavior from dad in order to attract mom. You’re a whack-a-doo Freud! Oedipus was destined to sleep with his mom! It was pre-ordained by the gods! He didn’t consciously or even subconsciously kill his dad, he didn’t know who his dad was! He only thought he did. Get yo’ facts straight!
But if Oedipus is based on royal families of the time, and something like this did happen, whether the person knew they were sleeping with mom or not, then that gives Freud a little legitimacy. Plus, this isn’t the first time we’ve encountered incest. In 100 Years (between the aunt and the nephew) and in the Tin Drum (Maria and Oskar). Oskar also “killed” both of his fathers, which is part of the whole goal for boys according to Freud’s Oedipus Complex . We established earlier that Oskar preferred Mama over Broski and Matzmath and that he especially disliked Matzmath. Maybe there is some underlying truth to Freud’s theory?