Essays about: "objet petit a"

Found 1 essay containing the words objet petit a.

  1. 1. Approaching the Ideal Self through Love: Lacan’s objet petit a and Representations of Love in The Color Purple, Poor Things, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Litteratur - Kultur – Media

    Author : Lukas Krupka; [2018]
    Keywords : Jacques Lacan; objet petit a; love; attraction; desire; selfhood; ideal self; self realisation; Alice Walker; The Color Purple; Alasdair Gray; Poor Things; Junot Díaz; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Using Jacques Lacan’s theories of subjectivity, this dissertation analyses the relationships between the ideal selves and the romantic desires of characters in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things and Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondous Life of Oscar Wao. Lacan argues that there is an inherent lack in all human beings, stemming from incompleteness and early helplessness, and employs the notion of the objet petit a, the cause for desire, to represent a subject’s desire to redress their lack. READ MORE