To say that our father feelings are ambivalent is redundant because all feelings are.
This "old bastard" whose death we mourn sincerely, was the one who comforted us silent magnetic occasionally very painful and also who intercepted us and listening to Mom's eyes we put aside by noticing.
But this character occupies a secure place in our psyche, even when there has been so present in our lives as a mom. Occupies that place but do not know who he is.
The character (not human flesh and blood) represents the good and bad of society, which is far from the maternal environment.
Given our natural inclination to ignore the good and pay close attention to the negative, the father figure both as a society and as the non-native are, on average, sources of worry, fear and anxiety.
This is because our instinct for number one (conservation) is more important and urgent to pay attention to threats to harmless.
Therefore, the father figure as a representative of the non-native, has an average low scores in our psyche, because its more interesting features for our self-preservation is negative.
As our mind is governed by the same and by the similarity (metaphor), the father figure is represented by many things.
If the stories of the Titanic and the Costa Concordia are so striking is because apart from the tragedy itself, a majority associate the greatness and power of those boats with the gentleman with whom competed at a disadvantage for the love of mother.
A shipwreck is also ambivalent saddens us and fills us with unspeakable satisfaction.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): Una satisfacción inconfesable.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 1.955)