In the film 35 Shots of Rum, Claire Denis uses a number of subtle hints to illustrate the relationship between Lionel and Josephine as being formed from the residue of Josephine’s Electra complex: the idea that Josephine has a sexual attraction to her father. In three scenes in particular, we see this psychological problem manifest itself. We see Josephine showing some pretty serious feelings for her father, reject Noé due to her love of her father, and ultimately we see Josephine suppress these feelings. The Electra complex is a psychological theory developed by Carl Gustav Jung and Sigmund Freud that addresses a young girl’s psychosexual relationship with her father – this theory is analogous to the Oedipus complex. Like the Oedipus complex, the Electra complex gets its name from Greek mythology.
Duffy displays a woman’s experience about the spirited irony of the joke about a man who becomes a woman, finding the monthly ‘period’ a painful trial worthy of ‘one week in bed’ and ‘two doctors in’. This highlights how Duffy feels men are not capable to cope with the traumas and pain women deal with without the need of extreme outbreaks which she moves between ironic comedy, pathos and heated eroticism with a natural ease. Mrs Tiresias displays a happy experience with its own body. However, Duffy shows the transformation of husband to female companion carried with it the same conventional restrictions where he is wearing a dress which showed where ‘the shocking V of [his] shirt were breasts’ whilst still a male. This suggests how women sometimes experience men to be senile and insensitive towards their emotions, when they need them to be protective and watchful yet they can be cowards.
One night while Pat is sleeping he imagines Kenny G and starts screaming and hallucinating, his mum and dad wake up and try to help him to snap out of it, in doing so Pat accidently hits his mum and she falls to the floor. Pat’s dad becomes angry so he jumps on Pat and starts punching him, Pat’s mum tries to stop him, and when he does he says that Pat should go back to the hospital and that he shouldn’t have come out yet. Pat’s mum though tells Pat that everything will be ok and
Ally welcomes her warmly, but secretly, she hates her. In the evening, Georgia comes to visit Ally at home, saying that Billy had confessed that there was something between her and Ally. Ally tells her everything and they confess their hate for each other! They then feel better. The next day, Ally and Billy assign trial for Billings, which calls for an obsessive disorder that requires him to touch women’s behind.
Bipolar Disorder: Silver Linings Playbook Julia Jones Willamette University Abstract Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by alternating episodes of mania and depression. The novel, Silver Linings Playbook, accurately portrays this disorder. Throughout the novel, the main character Pat Peoples struggles with the symptoms of his diagnosis and the effects that they have on his life. The story begins when Pat is released from a neural health facility. Once he is back in his parent’s home he attempts to gain his life back by reuniting with his ex-wife Nikki.
In the book Crank by Ellen Hopkins the main character Kristina goes through the struggle of addiction with drugs, she goes all the way down to rock bottom in life, although she went through hell she ended up with a happy ending. The theme of this story is never to give into peer pressure, addiction is so powerful, you have to fight it everyday. Before Kristina starts her journey with the “monster” she visits her dad after years of her parents being divorced; The reason her parents were divorced was because of his drug use. But when she visits her dad she falls into depression and starts to fall with the wrong crowd and meets the “monster” aka meth. While she is in New Mexico she was introduced to partying and adam, the one she fell in
Marla stated that there is a history of mental illness in her family citing that both of her parents suffered from depression. Marla also indicated that she had some problems growing up. She stated that she witnessed her parents fight a lot and as a result spent much time alone in her bedroom. When asked about important events that she can remember from her childhood she states that at the age of 10 she experienced the death of a sibling, after which her parents moved to a new city where she felt she did not fit in. She was often taunted and teased by her fellow classmates.
According to his work, he had to go in the local hospital. Once he was waiting and there he met with Kelly Riker. Kelly Riker was a beautiful young woman but she was an injured wife whose husband used to beat her so badly that she had to admit in hospital. Rudy first met with her in hospital and then fallen in love on her. But the lady was too much afraid of his husband.
This is conveyed in the film by the use of dialogue, camera shots and various techniques. At the beginning of the film when McM is admitted to the ward Bibbit cannot say a sentence without stuttering, this is shown through the use of dialogue. He talks at the group meeting with Nurse Ratched and says “I, I, I asked her to marry me”, his stuttering is caused by his fear of Nurse Rated and his mother who is a close friend of the nurse. However all this changes when he sleeps with Candy who is a prostitute. When he is found by one of the nurses aids and Nurse Ratched sees him he says “I can explain everything”, Nurse Ratched says “aren’t you ashamed Billy”, and he boastfully replies “no, I’m not”.
As is portrayed in the film, 28 Days the main character displays clear signs of substance abuse as she struggles to come with her childhood trauma. 28 Days, stars Sandra Bullock as Gwen Cummings, which works as a writer for a newspaper. Cummings demonstrates signs of being an alcoholic, but later on also demonstrates a minor drug problem. From opening credits, Bullock is shown in the middle of a club drinking uncontrollably and is tripping on the floor by her surroundings, as she is leaving the club. Once arriving in her apartment her and her boyfriend proceed to have sex while both being influenced by alcohol, while moving in the bed the knock over a candle, without noticing a small fire breaks out, and once they notice they turn off the fire, and begin to laugh uncontrollably.