Abstract

Applying a Lacanian approach to Orwell’s narrative strategies in Nineteen Eighty-Four, this essay analyzes the protagonist’s attempt to evade the Symbolic by resurrecting archaic memories of preoedipal union through a repetitive triadic play of signifiers. Engaging Freud and Deleuze, the essay views his masochistic behaviour as a challenge to patriarchy via identification with the feminized position.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 179-194
Launched on MUSE
2014-03-18
Open Access
No
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