The Buried Child's main connection to fairy tales is the oedipal complex. The oedipal complex is describes as the boy's feelings of desire for his mother and jealously towards his father. In the Buried Child Tilldon (the son) had a baby with Hailey (the mother). The child was not accepted into the family because the father knew that that was not his child. The child wanted to protect his family so bad that he didn't want the child pretending to be apart of the family; so he drowned the child and buried him in the back yard. The son Tilldon grew angrier and angrier towards the father, he didn't like the father and would talk to the father any time of way because of the anger. According to the oedipal complex the boy wants to possess his mother and replace the father, who the child views as a rival for the mother's affection. Buried Child shows the oedipal complex all around with the mother sleeping with the son and having a baby with him.