For Joanne Faulkner, life drive attempts to reduce tension by restraining and discharging energy while death drive
increase tension in order for the organism to reach stability and inorganic state (162).
It evokes the Freudian death drive
, which I will explore in the last section of this essay.
Although her blonde locks and saucer-like eyes suggest a conventional femininity, Hitchcock invests Marnie with a complicated personal and emotional history that reveals narcissistic and antisocial tendencies and, indeed, a dalliance with the death drive
Therefore, Heathcliff "anticipates the death drive
, the desire to get beyond his romantic grief to some kind of 'real', pre- (or post-) linguistic connection with Catherine" (DeRosa 34).
Derived from his reading of Freud on the death drive
, this account of Mrs.
In particular, Edelman's notions of queerness as pertaining to a rejection of (reproductive) futurity and an embrace of the death drive
can help one to make a queer critique of Synge's play that still touches upon issues of reproduction and the body.
Graham Wolfe aborde un sujet plus sobre dans << Normand Chaurette's Fragments d'une lettre d'adieu lus par des geologues and the Zizekian Death Drive
>>, ou il offre une lecture originale et subtile d'une piece signee par Chaurette en 1986 sur le deces d'un geologue au Cambodge en se servant du concept de << pulsion de mort >> de Slavoj Zizek.
Derrida defines Freud's death drive
variously throughout Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression, but simply stated: ".
Taken to its most problematic extreme, Lee Edelman argues in No Future that queer subjects who have been cathected as the death drive
of the social should embrace such a position and seek to proliferate the dissolution of the Symbolic order, divesting themselves of any symbolic identifications and exploiting the disruptive potential of 'queer' jouissance.
To that end, Freud is explicitly flagged up as a guiding influence, notably his formulation of a death drive
to counterbalance the instinct for life.
In this environment, images and writing are copies before they are originals and the death drive
threatens to outpace the libido on the level of basic psychic formation.
24) From a slightly different perspective, we might propose that, similar to the moral expansion of reparations to encompass broader notions of justice, truth, and reconciliation in political theory, Klein's focus on the preservation of love in her psychic account of reparation might be seen as an attempt to shift the inexorable negativity of the death drive
, and its will to destruction, in a more productive and moral direction, as well.