My responses to Frank O'Connor's "My Oedipus Complex ┬Ł
In Frank O'Connor's short story "My Oedipus Complex ┬Ł, we get a chance to explore the world of a little boy. In this story, Larry, a five-year-old boy obsessed with his mother suddenly sees a drastic change in his life when his father returns home from war. With abundant humour and considerable pragmatism, O'Connor depicts in this story the ╦ťOedipus stage' of a boy's life alluding continuously and wittily to Freudian psychoanalysis.
The focus of the story is the relationship between Larry and his father. It is witty and ingenious in the way it depicts the oedipal phase. The conflict arises when his father comes back from the