The Freudian System

Boundaries between mother and child will not be defined until infancy.  During infancy, the child will experience alienation from the mother and antagonism towards the father.  Antagonism will continue until the child is confronted with the mother’s penislessness. Then identification with the father will occur.  This identification will result in competitive urges that end in resentment and possibly violence. Eventually, the child will grow to hate each parent equally. When the child reaches sexual maturity, it will produce offspring and reproduce the system.