Analysis Of The Movie ' Beetlejuice ' Essay

1998 Words Nov 29th, 2016 8 Pages
The film Beetlejuice (1988) proves to be a whirlwind of events involving numerous characters with diverse personality types. The main characters are a couple, the Maitlands, who are killed in a car accident. They are stuck as ghosts in their home, when a new family – not to their liking – arrives. The Deetzes and the Maitlands struggle to accept the situation and their new cohabitation. Within the chaos of the movie, remains Lydia Deetz. She is a peculiar teen that is able to bring the two families together, helping them live cordially. Her personality, early childhood, and mental health will be discussed throughout the paper. The hypothetical application of Rogerian Client-Centered Therapy and how it would likely affect Lydia will also be presented.
Lydia Deetz, moves abruptly to rural Connecticut with her father, Charles and her step-mother, Delia. She is a dark, mysterious young girl who even describes herself as “strange and unusual”. She wears dark clothing and sports a camera around her neck. Lydia’s apparent flat affect does not bode well with her father and step-mother, often causing her step-mother to roll her eyes. With the limited information in the movie, regarding Lydia’s early childhood, theories about how her behaviors and thought processes were developed can be made considering her present self. While what happened to Lydia’s biological mother is unknown, it is clear the Charles attempts to care for Lydia to the best of his ability. Lydia’s father recognizes…

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