For this notion defines the present in which he himself is writing history. Historicism gives the 'eternal' image of the past; historical materialism supplies a unique experience with the past. (115)
Although it may seem that the Criminologist is merely a presenter of the story, he gives interpretations of the events. By giving his interpretations he supplies the audience with his "unique experience of the past.aE In addition, the only example of the Criminologist participating in the events of the play rather than just commenting on them occurs during the song "Time Warp.aE It is no coincidence that that the narrator is participating in this song, in which time is stopped by jumping to the left and taking steps to the right, because as the historical materialist he disrupts the "notion of the presentaE and provides an alternate view.
Lacan's statements about desire also apply to the play when applied to Frank N. Furter as well as Brad and Janet. Lacan states, "It is not enough to be subjects of need, or objects of love, but that they must stand for the cause of desireaE (19). When Buse discusses Look Bac