The wish to be hated: Richard III's villainy in pursuit of the bad-enough object.

  • Irwin C Rosen
  • Published 2013 in
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…

Abstract

Richard III's legendary villainy, in addition to its obvious role in furthering his ambition for power, arguably had deeper psychological roots: motives embedded in the developmental unfolding of his complex relationship with a severely traumatized and rejecting mother. The theoretical formulations of Ronald Fairbairn are used to show that Richard's… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0003065113516360

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