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Hamlet in Purgatory

Stephen Greenblatt

in Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247925
eISBN:
9780520939639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247925.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter argues that it is Shakespeare's Hamlet who is better suited as the modern representative of psychological interiority, instead of Sigmund Freud's Oedipus. It tests Jacques Lacan's idea ... More


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