Feelings Of Inferiority In Little Miss Sunshine

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In “Little Miss Sunshine”, Olive’s teenage brother, Dwayne, has a very interesting characteristic in the movie. He had a strong personality such as he felt disgust about everybody and also he had high motivation to reach his goal. For example, he had a dream which is accepting by the flight school and leave away from his family. In order to reach his goal, Dwayne has been physical training and has not spoken nearly for a year. However, when he realized that he could not be a pilot because he is a color-blind and at the same time, he lost his grandfather, Dwayne felt frustrated and almost lost his faith for future. Although he been through many crises at the same time, he finally found out what his value while helping his young sister Olive …show more content…
Primary feelings of inferiority address about the general feeling of low self-confidence which is more universal and nature (Neukrug, 2011). On the other hand, secondary feelings of inferiority are more related to psychological problems which may cause depress and oppressive (Neukrug, 2011). In “Little Miss Sunshine”, Dwayne experienced both Primary feelings of inferiority and secondary feelings of inferiority. For instance, when he was obsessive to his training plan and only focus on one specific goal, it may represent that he feels that he may not be good enough to become a pilot. Therefore, Dwayne has to keep training and training to avoid being a failure which demonstrates his primary feelings of inferiority. In addition, when he quit communicating with family members and peers while training for the pilot. Although “Little Miss Sunshine” did not dressed Dwayne diagnosed with depression, it does show that he struggle some conflicts inside his heart such as hating his parents and isolating himself from society. It dedicated that Dwayne experienced secondary feelings of inferiority which led him to withdraw from social …show more content…
As a result, being detached from his biological family seems like became Dwayne’s major problem to go through. To probe the causation of Dwayne’s negative emotion, the family collisions could be a primary reason. In the movie, Dwayne’s father, Richard, always passing a message about being a winner even though he never experienced being successful in his life, which his mother, Sheryl, does not always agree with and has a quarrel with Richard. Also, Dwayne’s grandfather is sending his philosophy of “being crazy and experiencing various adventure when you are young”. He even presents using a substance with the heroine in front of Dwayne, which is not a good role model for him. In concluded for his family’s behaviors, they are all presented as a “loser” image. Owing to Dwayne’s dysfunctional family, he conveyed some exhibit maladaptive behavior such as revenge-seeking and displaying inadequacy (Neukrug, 2011) by hating his parents and other people, rejecting family member be involved even when he experienced difficulty or isolating himself to peer group or social life. It influenced Dwayne’s private logic and formed an idea that isolated himself from his family because it could be the best way to avoid becoming a loser as his family and silence movement would be his strive for perfection as his strength. Moreover, being accepted by flight school could become a

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