What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?
Since Freud, the center of man is not where we thought it was; one has to go on from there.
For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence.
The Mirror Stage as formative in the function of the I as revealed in psychoanalytic experience.
What could be more convincing, moreover, than the gesture of laying one's cards face up on the table?
The narration, in fact, doubles the drama with a commentary without which no mise en scene would be possible.
Castration means that jouissance has to be refused in order to be attained on the inverse scale of the Law of desire.
In other words, the man who is born into existence deals first with language; this is a given. He is even caught in it before his birth.
Writings scatter to the winds blank checks in an insane charge. And were they not such flying leaves, there would be no purloined letters.
The knowledge that there is a part of the psychic functions that are out of conscious reach, we did not need to wait for Freud to know this!