That play... that
Oedipus thing? Man, I thought
I had problems!
Oedipus: "Hey, Josephus!"
: "Hey, motherfucker!"
There once lived a man named Oedipus Rex.
You may have heard about his odd complex.
'cause he... loved
Father - 'Yes, son?' - I want to kill you.
The idea that boys want to sleep with their mothers strikes most men as the silliest thing they have ever heard. Obviously, it did not seem so to Freud, who wrote that as a boy he once had an erotic reaction to watching his mother dressing. But Freud had a wet-nurse, and may not have experienced the early intimacy that would have tipped off his perceptual system that Mrs. Freud was his mother. The Westermarck theory
has out-Freuded Freud.
— Steven Pinker's How the Mind Works