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acclaimed queer historians such as Ric Norton and intellectuals by proxy such as Susan Sontag and relatively liberal media such as the Guardian or New York post.

What many fail to articulate is the anachronistic manner in which they position these depictions; what they fully articulate, and the problematic nature of all these.

This short thesis is an examination of the pleasure/pain principle within select works - how the psycho-analytic conflation between the death-drive and erotic drive merge or conspire against represented bodies, and as seen as part of a queer inheritance what it means for these bodies that accumulate within these criterion.

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Caravaggio: The Pleasure/Pain principle  

Caravaggio: The Pleasure/Pain principle