Modernism’s concept of the idealized autonomous individual, with the beginnings of postmodern critique, was replaced with a constructed subject, determined by “material productive forces” (Marx, 1859, 38). According to Marx, it is the individual’s “social being that determines their unconscious” 1859, 37). In turn, Freud’s introduction of psychoanalysis into the intellectual world told us that our thoughts and actions are based on drives of the unconscious and the determining factor’s of one’s youth and surroundings. Individuals thus came be to be thought of as constructed subjects, determined by the pleasure principle, the death drive, as well as “economic motives” such as the reality principle (Freud, 1920, 78). Lacan continued Freud’s psychoanalytic tradition with his conceptualization of the “mirror stage.” In this theory the “ontological structure of the human” is one that is ruled by a “libidinal dynamism” in which impulses and sublimations work together to determine behavior (Lacan, 1949, 81-82). Furthermore, the subject undergoes a transformation when it assumes an image, when identifies itself. The subject becomes unstable, forced into dynamism by its own desire and “alienating identity,” as well as society’s repression of desire (Lacan, 1949, 83).