BETWEEN THE TWO DEATHS (Lacan): The space of pure death drive without desire, between symbolic death and actual death, according to Lacan. Lacan associates this space with an unconditional, insistent demand, like the demand from the ghost of Hamlet's father insisting that he be revenged. In pop culture, this position is often taken up by the living dead (ghosts, vampires, zombies, etc.), by, as Zizek puts it, "the fantasy of a person who does not want to stay dead but returns again and again to pose a threat to the living" (Looking Awry 22).






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