ABSTRACT

In the preceding section, an examination of the splitting of the subject showed the true significance of the castration complex and how, when the capitalist discourse ends up sundering the subject, https://s3-euw1-ap-pe-df-pch-content-public-u.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/9780429319686/aa8bcc2c-4cd0-4735-8bdd-d43b0bac7ff3/content/ufig1.tif"/>, from unconscious knowledge, S2, it has deprived castration of its dialectic. In this kinetics, the more the subject drinks, the thirstier s/he becomes. This exhausting misunderstanding feeds on the capitalist axiom that it is not impossible for surplus-jouissance (a) to satiate the subject. Dr. Jekyll, in order to put an end to this vicious circle, commits suicide as Hyde. Joan Dark is led to her death by Pierpont Mauler, with the best of intentions, in order to preserve the criminal innocence of the unconscious. Mauler, despite his frequently displayed soul-searching, does not want to give up on this misunderstanding. What will become of him after Joan’s death? Perhaps he will become both the wealthiest capitalist and a convert to a new form of Mariolatry.