Essay about Analysis Of The Movie ' Light Of The Film '

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In light of the film, We Need To Talk About Kevin, based on the 2003 novel by Lionel Shriver, it is apparent that the film presents a specific case of Antisocial Personality Disorder through the actions and thought processes of Kevin Khatchadourian, the eponymous character. The story is told through the main point of view of the character’s mother, Eva Khatchadourian, through which she undergoes a series of negative events as she attempts to deal with her son, Kevin Khatchadourian, and the effects of his increasingly unpleasant temperament from birth to his eventual detainment by the penal system. The behaviors reflect the generalized sensational view of someone suspected by the average person as having an antisocial personality disorder in addition to how they may interact with others. The main antagonist, Kevin Khatchadourian, is shown in the film as a detained adolescent youth undergoing a transition to a penitentiary for adults after committing the act of mass murdering his classmates with a bow and arrow set after locking them in a school gymnasium before killing his father and sister. Throughout the film, Kevin displayed the main characteristics of a disregard for the property and feelings of others, a lack of remorse for his actions, failure to conform to social norms, controlled behavior, aimless intentions, and violent conduct. Kevin’s background displayed a strong mixture of support from his father, Franklin, and a lack of support and even physical abuse by…

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