FRAPPIER J. : The legaly of violence as hroism

Reading Sophocles’ tragedies about the Labdacides family, i.e. Œdipus Rex, Œdipus in Colone, and Antigone gives us an example of the compulsion to repeat through a succession of violent actings as a consequence of traumatic transgenerational psychological violence. Along with the move towards subjectivization proper to adolescence, the legacy of psychological trauma may entail the subject, likewise Antigone, towards a heroic identification which, for the sake of the good cause, will however do nothing but feed the repetition of violence