the lacanian desire in cat in the rain

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Thesis: According to Lacan the woman in the "Cat in the Rain" is suffering from lack which can never be fulfilled, therefore she is filled with desire. Outline 1. Introduction 1.1. Lacanian psychoanalysis: A historical background 1.2. Lacanian psychoanalysis: Definition 1.2.1. The Imaginary order 1.2.2. The mirror stage 1.2.3. The Symbolic order 1.2.4. The Real order 1.2.5. The notion of desire 1.3. Lacan and Freud 2. Desire in "Cat in the Rain" Conclusion Works Cited Shouri 1 This paper is concerned with determining how Lacanian desire is manifested in Ernest Hemingway's "Cat in the Rain". This paper will first give a background and definition of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Next it will focus on the notion of desire in "Cat in the Rain" by Ernest Hemingway. Jacques Lacan was a practicing psychoanalyst who tried to reinterpret Freud. His effort began in the 1930s, but his impact has grown since the publication of Ecrits in 1966. Lacan's theories are based on Saussure, Levi-straus and Freud. Psychoanalysis poses one of the largest questions that human race ever attempts to consider: "Who am I?" which is a question about identity, about the nature of self. Lacan says that the answer is: "I am that which speaks." Or "I am that which uses language." Selfhood is known as subjectivity. Lacanian theory suggests that identity is constructed (badly) in gendered terms. Lacan believes that the unconscious, which governs all the factors of human existence, is structured like a language. Language, in short, speaks through human beings, as much as they speak it. This structured part of the human psyche can be systematically analyzed. For Lacan the human psyche consists of three parts. Lacan names them as the Imaginary order, the Symbolic order and the Real

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