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Mothers? Around the throne
Games of Thrones | Thomas McCarthy y otros | 2011

Alejandro Willington


The pilot chapter of the television series Games of Thrones presents us with three different female characters regarding their subjective positions. The present work extracts them to locate from a psychoanalytic reading some complexities in the maternal positions that this theory poses from the clinical experience. Thus, the traits of each of the three protagonists of the series are developed, taking as a starting point the psychoanalytic question about motherhood and femininity, anticipating from the beginning that one position does not necessarily refer to the other. Thus, from the Lacanian point of view, the mother is that part of female sexuality that is ordered according to the phallic reference. For Lacan, the child in the dual relationship with the mother gives him what the male subject lacks: the very object of his existence, appearing in the real. Also, the text places a fundamental trait in these three mothers and is the search for revenge. From this perspective, the work is again oriented to the Lacanian reference on Medea, the tragedy of Euripides, that woman who kills her own children driven by her thirst for revenge. Revenge on women can be unlimited, like female enjoyment itself, when it feels deprived or betrayed, at the price, as Lacan points out, of being other than itself in the very act that consumes such revenge.

Keywords Revenge | Women | Ghost | Motherhood

This article is, for the time being, only available in Spanish: ¿Madres?, alrededor del trono

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