On Psychoanalysis - I
"What the melancholic subject misperceives in her attachment to the lost object is that the object in itself, objet á, was always already lost." -Slavoj Zizek , Melancholy & the Act
At the point when we are not permitted to narrate our story, we develop stories to cover the scar of not having been permitted to narrate our story.
The Lacanian Mirror Stage presents the perfect representation at first glance as a deception. Here the subject develops its own body via a divided body assembled by the image's reflection. The construct of a body requires the Borromean knot- an organism, language & an image.
What we mistakenly call contemplation is simply a search for an agreeable, splendidly new and genuinely intriguing camouflage.
Freud's most prominent disclosure is that the reason for much mental ailment is simply the dread of gnosis, of one's feelings, predetermination, limits & drives. This very terror of gnosis about oneself is quite similar to its external immediate environment.
The Lacanian 'Real' alludes to human experience to a degree that it can't be verbalized through language nor transformed into a picture. It bears a similarity to the Freudian drive & alludes to a strain that demands the fringe of the organic and the mental.
With verbalization, humans lose unmediated, quick contact with the 'Real'. The fact of the matter is from that point on an emblematic reality, intervened by language. The outcome is a partitioned subject (÷ signifiers) facing unity via unreal discerned bits of proof & relations.
Psychoanalysis requires the subject w/ a body- there is no subject without a body. The same goes for jouissance, an analysis must be finished w/ a body. It is the body that is questioned throughout an analysis w/ interpretation via disintegration.
For Freud, it seems the punishment for suppression is redundancy. Agonizing encounters not managed are, unwittingly, rehashed. We essentially fail to remember the act of the past, and don't exactly acknowledge what we are doing again once more- the self-trickery is finished.
-Sanjana Singh | 09.12.2021