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‘I fear I shall begin to grow in love with my dear self’: The Parasite and His ‘Mirror Stage’

Isaac Hui

in Volpone's Bastards: Theorising Jonson's City Comedy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474423472
eISBN:
9781474444958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423472.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In Act 3 scene 1, we see Mosca’s narcissism for the first time. In the language of Lacan, narcissism is inseparable from the concept of ‘mirror image’, which is how a subject gains his ... More


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