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Abjection By Kristeva Analysis

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When analyzing Kristeva’s essay on abjection one must first understand what abjection is (especially in terms of horror films). Abjection, from my understanding, is a mental state of deep and repulsing horror that one may experience when we see a rotting corpse, blood, or infected flesh or when a person commits crimes against children. And it is not just the existence of disgust in horror, but it is whole body, mental and physical suffering we encounter From what I understood Kristeva is attempting to delve into how abjection relates to horror, especially in a patriarchal society. Kristeva begins with what she calls a "phenomenological" examination of the abject. Kristeva uses her personal experience to try and give the reader a better understanding
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