The Political Tragedy Of Antigone: Psychoanalysis And Politics

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Informed by Lacan 's Antigone Psychoanalysis and Politics, I will explore the political limits of an ethical act determined by perseverance in desire. The tragedy of Antigone by Sophocles, presents us with the attitude of two characters with differences. In which actors a man who holds power and a woman who is fighting for that his brother has a dignified burial. Are two sides of the same coin, different roles and the same destination; death. What is of interest to the psychoanalysis with this play? Is it to show that the destiny of man is death? As the philosopher Heidegger defined, we are beings to death. Lacan goes to claim that the destiny of man is the real thing, what we cannot say anything, that it is difficult to define it and that …show more content…
That desire is sustained and supported by a subject who speaks, that says something in relation to its history. What is real is precisely what crosses Antigone that goes beyond the limits that produces the signifier. This situation as Lacan tells us produces in the spectator an emotion. But that both Antigone as the auditorium, the relationship must be intense and different. Because she is on the way to make a sacrifice, and looking for a target that is the burial of his brother. On the other hand this the situation of the viewer that is not only in relation Antigone, the effect that this produces, certain anguish, as something which does not deceive. But this in that the same tragedy is not related with this character, but Creon, with whom the author seems to focus its same drama. In that it is a mistake, but recognizes what acted, although later. This character produces in the auditorium a situation product of an excess of governance of which he was elected by the people. The intention of Sophocles with Creon as ' ' hero ' ' is to show that the human dimension somehow lacks, which is supported by the language; and that human beings are beings in …show more content…
We have to see the danger of fetishizing the act of Antigone, blindness that could give the sensation of a false transgression, but how avert that danger? We should not forget is the space of realization of the act of Antigone, namely, the staging of the tragedy in a field not closed of representation, the opening of which affects the spectators, to the public. If the act of Antigone is qualifiable as ethical-political is not by itself, it is not by their own organization within the literary structure that contains it, but that is done in the opening debate of its action, in a space that is none other than the public that responds to their

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