I n J,M. Coetzee's Foe Susan Barton and Foe speak of the silence of Friday's story that must be spoken before they can come to the heart of that story. But then Foe says: "I said the heart of the story ... but I should have said the eye, the eye of the
story .... To us he leaves the task of descending into that eye" (Coetzee, 141). And that is, quite specifically, the task before Barton and Foe: to descend into the 'I' of Friday to identify what has constituted Friday as a subject within their particular cultural and historical situation-that is, to identify Friday's subject position in the world of Barton and Foe, and to also identify their role in the construction and maintenance of that subject position.