Finn's recoil from, and resistance to the grandmother, I argue, might also reflect the response of the new generation of Irish women who perceive the allegorisation of "Mother Ireland" as both inadequate and damaging (Lyons 141).
In the two chapters that complete this densely argued book, Grady switches to Walter Benjamin, and to Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet as different manifestations of an "aesthetics of death." Here he takes his cue from Benjamin's account of the Trauerspiel and its distinctive forms of allegorisation and having whetted our appetite in the first two chapters, he now seeks to expand his portfolio of readings.
(17.) Hardie (2002b, 67-8) summarizes the various strategies involved in such 'linking': "We might think of the poem as a kind of allegorisation or hypostatisation of the principle of desire, lifted above its instantiation within individual subjects; Lacan's adoption of a linguistic model of the unconscious tends in any case to give the system priority over the individual, in accordance with the teachings of modern linguistics.
Since a concept of dialectics is, for him, clearly refuted by his allegorisation of Hegel's allegory, the Frankfurt School's historical-dialectical analysis of the relationship between reason and unreason, and its dialectical linkage of rationality with political economy, is obviously not what Gilroy has in mind when he argues for elective affinities between black and Jewish analysis.