Psychosis and Capture: Lacanian Individuation in Don DeLillo's Falling Man

Nikhil Jayadevan
This essay explores mechanisms of individuation in Don Delillo's Falling Man, placing it in conversation with Jacques Lacan's ideas of ego-formation. It argues that the difference in Falling Man's two protagonists' individuations holds the key to understanding Falling Man's critique of the post-9/11 subject condition.