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The optical metaphor that is the self, a mirror reflecting a mirror.

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The Letter what can it contain, is it good news or bad?

The letter is a symbol when we first see it plop through the letter box, you look at the letter maybe your children stand behind you
for a moment all actions are arrested by the presence of the letter a signifier whose contents are unknown. 

Lacan repeatedly emphasises the extent to which we are dominated by the presence of such signifiers. This is a way of thinking that has no room for notions of ‘objective reality’ or ‘autonomous ego’. At the heart of the subject there isn’t autonomy but ‘submission’ to language. Or, in the optical metaphors at the heart of the subject, there isn’t a ‘self’ but a mirror reflecting a mirror.

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