As a result of this disunity, she has the brothers'--and hence, the whole community's--superior selfsameness
become destabilized when one of them, Deacon, embarks upon a love affair with Consolata, the longest-residing and most central woman at the Convent who, in the course of their affair, gives Deacon a bleeding love bite (237).
impossible to say, in the selfsameness
this rhetoric encourages.
Our individual identity is not only distinct from other people's, it is also something that stays the same over time -- our selfsameness
-- at least as long as a particular idea of identity is not disrupted.
In fact, however, the undecidable and utopian nature of the gift is for him only an uncomfortable precariousness which has to be mastered through the restricted economy of property and selfsameness