The Abstract Of Gothika

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In the movie Gothika it shows a professional psychologist having a session with one of her patients named Chloe. During the session Chloe responds to all of Miranda’s questions with straightforward answers and she doesn’t deny anything about killing her stepfather. Chloe try’s to distract Miranda by talking about other things and it makes Miranda angry that Chloe is distracting her from trying to diagnose Chloe’s illness. Chloe talks so casually with Miranda that you wouldn’t think she would be a patient in the Asylum. When Chloe starts talking about the devil with Miranda the flights start to go out and it scares Miranda. The devil that Chloe is describing is symbolic of her stepfather that had raped her and of the sheriff
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Once the ghost later in the movie killed him she finally had peace. Later on in the movie Miranda sees a ghost girl and ends up waking up in a cell in the very asylum that she worked in. Miranda is hysterical acting when her coworkers come to talk to her and she is in denial when they tell her that she murdered her husband. She shows the symptoms of seeing ghosts, hearing things, loss of memory, and fighting from being restrained. Her coworkers end up having to sedate her so she doesn’t hurt them or herself. It is ironic that a psychologist who is normally so calm acts crazier then one of her patients once she is a patient herself. I think that Miranda’s therapy that she gave to Chloe was positive and beneficial. In the end she was able to figure out why Chloe was in so much pain and Chloe was given closure. The disorder of Chloe would be Post Traumatic Stress disorder from being raped by her stepfather when she was younger and when the sheriff was doing it to her while she was drugged at night in the prison. I think Gothika was a perfect title for this movie since Gothika means a situation in which a person can see or feel things that others cannot. In the movie Miranda and Chloe are the two people who can …show more content…
Age can play a big part in the severity of women getting PTSD from being raped. If the woman was raped as a child she could feel weak, helpless, unclean, numb, shame, inability to love, etc. If a woman is raped when she is very young she could grow up to resent and feel inferior to the world. She could become scared and socially awkward around men because she is uncomfortable. Dating can be non existent for women that have suffered from rape because some women might be to scared or want nothing to do with men anymore. Other women could be so emotionally hurt that they might be unable to have a conversation with a man or be touched by a mad without having a negative reaction from it. If a woman does succeed in having a normal relationship with a man the traumatic events could still put a strain on the relationship from all the symptoms the woman might have. People that suffer from PTSD have hyper arousal symptoms, which are a specific group of symptoms that are produced from experiencing high levels of anxiety. All the women who survived being raped are survivors and so they look at the world differently then other people because they are always on alert. They are constantly looking for danger even when no threat is around and they are quick to react. It is like a defense mechanism for them that help them survive in the world. They

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