Abstract: Freud relates the Oedipal conflict to neurosis and the phallic stage, while melancholy would be characterized by the choice of the narcissistic object and by a fixation in the oral stage according to Abraham, and to the expulsive anal stage. This text intends to demonstrate that, in the sometimes unrestrained search of the love of the absent or dead person, melancholy restrains even a taboo and faces any interdiction of the superego, in the attempt of excluding once and for all the rival parent in the search of a macabre incest. The search of this funeral wedding is sometimes associated with a poorly scarred body wound, which is visible at the level of the first name, like in the case of Oedipus, Sigmund, Dionysus or Sylvie.


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