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Revista Ciencia y Cultura

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ARCE HOCHKOFLER, Fernando. The Painful Existence of the Tragical Hero. Reflections about Arturo Borda. Rev Cien Cult [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.43, pp.51-77. ISSN 2077-3323.

The author explores the moral dilemma confronting man overwhelmed by his artist’s sensibility, faced with the misery of a society unable to see his own misery. The artist either conforms to conventional aesthetic canons or, portrays his society without noticing, emptying the conventional meaning of language and regaining its innocent originality. Renouncing common sense and getting out of the general is a rebellion against the Father, Freud points out and is the hero’s journey. But from Lacan, Borda reveals himself against the significance of the Other of the Father, to restore the power of the full word. The hero stripped of his imaginary self and common sense, becomes aware of his infinity. At that time, according to Kierkegaard, or embraces that infinite consciousness and makes it all his love (it is the movement of faith) or; by perceiving the absurdity of the painful human existence and the indolence of an unknowable God-Father, he kills that Father and assumes for himself the pain of others. It is the choice of the tragic hero.

Palabras clave : Arturo Borda; tragic hero; Lacan; Freud; Kierkegaard.

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