Return of the Living Dead

Slavoj Žižek examines humanity's fascination with the living dead

Let us begin with Antigone who, according to Lacan, irradiates a sublime beauty from the very moment  she enters the domain between two deaths, between her symbolic and her actual death. What  characterizes her innermost posture is precisely her insistence on a certain unconditional demand on which she is not prepared to give way: a proper burial for her brother. It is the same with the ghost of Hamlet's father, who returns from his grave with the demand that Hamlet revenge his infamous death. This connection between drive as an unconditional demand and the domain between the two deaths is also visible in popular culture.

In the film The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a cyborg who returns to contemporary Los Angeles from the future, with the intention of killing the mother of a future leader. The horror of this figure consists precisely in the fact that it functions as a programmed automaton who, even when all that remains of him is a metallic, legless s

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Jeff Thorsen 18 August 2021

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