I promise to post something more relevant to Lacan and related readings, but for now I thought I’d share this link. Happy reading!
Although #5 is pretty relevant to the reading. The quote is, “Do you think she woke up one morning and said, “I think I’ll go to law school today!”” The label for this picture is, “And then there are ones who judge you based on your appearance, not your mind.” To use Lacan’s phrasing, I think there’s a lot to be said about “fragmentation” in the movie. Elle is a student at Harvard, but her mind isn’t quite there yet. She’s being judged for her appearance because she’s not coming off as a law student (whatever that looks like…). She hadn’t envisioned herself in that position, which is why she struggles to behave like the other students in her class. Elle is trying to fit, but she can’t quite present herself as a law student…yet. I just thought that was interesting given that she is being judged for her appearance, and not for her efforts to envision herself, and BE, in that position. (Does this make sense or am I rambling?)
Fake it ’til you make it, indeed.