Dynamics of Desire: An Exploration into the Spectator’s Desire for Speed in the Fast and the Furious Series

Jyotsna S Kabir

  • Jyotsna S Kabir T.K.M College of Arts and Science, Kollam
Keywords: Symbolic castration, external mediation, mimetic crisis, metaphysical desire

Abstract

This paper explores the psychological trajectories experienced by the audience of action movies filled with thrill and speed- induced vehicle races. In the background of the Fast and the Furious Series, the paper argues, using the concepts of symbolic castration, external mediation, mimetic crisis and metaphysical desire, that the euphoria and the adoration of the audience for the characters and their attempt to identify with the characters soon give way to a grudge towards the characters, ending up with the transformation of the audience to violence and ultimately to a total feeling of nothingness.

Author Biography

Jyotsna S Kabir, T.K.M College of Arts and Science, Kollam

Department of English,

T.K.M College of Arts and Science, Kollam

Published
2019-05-05
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