The modern concept of the soul comes from the Greek philosophers, Plato (429-347 B.C.E) in particular developed the concept of the soul which I will explore in this essay. Understanding the soul was key to philosophers as they believed it to be what sets us apart from animals and defines us as rational beings. Plato's idea of the soul is based off the idea that it is non-physical and therefore it relates to his own theory of the forms. Plato makes the important clarification that we are our soul
Based on the death of subject and the impossibility of parody, the notion of pastiche, however, arouses the question about the boundary: to what extent and in what context can the hypothesis function? Using The Longest Nite (1998) as an example, this essay will try to evaluate to what extent a postmodern movie can or cannot fit into Jameson’s definition of pastiche and nostalgia film; and thus, in the other way around, to what degree pastiche can be regarded as a common feature of postmodern texts.