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Title

"She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not": The Short Happy Symbiotic Marriage of Margot and Francis Macomber

Document Type

Article

Citation

Kravitz, Bennett. “‘She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not’: The Short Happy Symbiotic Marriage of Margot and Francis Macomber.” Journal of American Culture 21, no. 3 (1998): 83-87.

Annotation

Describes the Macomber relationship as based on fear of individuation and dependence. Argues that Macomber’s newfound bravery and desire to withdraw from their marriage threatens Margot’s existence; therefore, although she consciously shoots to save Macomber’s life, she unconsciously kills him as a way out of her symbiosis without endangering her existence. Draws on Lacan’s theory of desire.

Published in

Journal of American Culture

Volume

21

Issue

3

Date

1998

Pages

83-87

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