Analysis Black Swan Essay

2782 Words Jun 22nd, 2011 12 Pages
Chapter I


1.1 Background of the Study

Desire is a natural characteristic of every human being, the writer believe that every single person in the world have desire to get something that really want. According to the vdictionary, the definition of desire is very deverse, desire means to wish for earnestly, to covest, to express a wish for, to entreat, to request, to require, the natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession, an eager wish to obtain or enjoy. (

Some people say if desires are thought of as conscious states of mind, this is untrue. On the other hand, if they are thought of as no
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Nina has yet perform her signature role, and the intense mental strain it takes her to do so many well be her undoing. Screen veterean Barbara Hershey is positively unhinged as Nina’s supportive yet disturbed mother, whose presence offers a foreboding glimpse of the treacherous path that the ambitious, not so young dancer is headed down as her delusions grow increasingly vivid.

Meanwhile, as Nina’s home life begins to untravel, bitchy trash talking amongst jealous dancers and a memorable supporting performance by Winona Ryder up the stakes on stage as well. The resulting study in insecurity and paranoia is bewitching if not emotionally engaging a haunting study of obsession run served with a savory side of gothic theatrics.

Therefore, this study will mainly focus on analyzing Nina’s desire to be major player in white swan and black swan in the same moment. The writer of the study believes that the theory of Psychoanalysis by Sigmun Freud is best to be applied for the reason that Freud gives emphasis on the importance of ID, Ego, Superego, which many people never realized in determining individual’s emotional beings and personality.

1.2 Statement of the Problem

After watching the movie, based on the background of the study above, the problem statement of the study is How Nina’s desire

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