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    Theories Of Will Hunting

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    Will Hunting is a prime example of how childhood experiences can affect how a person’s personality develops into adulthood. There are many Psychoanalytic theories that can be applied to Will Hunting’s personality, such as the following: actions that are deeply rooted into his unconscious, the battle going on inside his mind between his Id and Superego, as well as many defense mechanisms that he uses to protect himself from further psychological harm. According to the textbook (Friedman 2016) the unconscious is the portion of the mind that people are not aware of. While in therapy with Sean, Will goes into great detail about the abuse he received from his foster father. His father would give him a choice of punishments: a stick, a belt, or a…

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    Good Will Hunting is a story about a young man who overcomes his demons brought on by a childhood of psychological, physical, and emotional abuse in order to better his life and pursue his natural talents of mathematics with the help of his relationships. Throughout the story we are introduced to three of his most important relationships, the one with his psychologist, his best friend, and his love interest but in my point of view his most important relationship is with Chuckie, he is the main…

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    The movie “Good Will Hunting” is about a genius leveled young janitor, Will Hunting who gets discovered to be a math whiz by a professor. One day a professor named Gerald Lambeau writes two complex math problems on the board for his students to solve. This is how professor Gerald Lambeau discovers the janitor Will Hunting has solved the equations. At the same time, it is discovered that Will Hunting has assaulted a police officer therefore, he gets himself in trouble with the law. Luckily,…

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    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a true genius? Good Will Hunting is a movie about just that: a young boy who has experienced a less than satisfactory upbringing, but through reading informational books at a public library in his youth and through having a photographic memory that allows him to remember everything he reads has resulted in him becoming very intelligent. It is shown just how intelligent he is when he solves a proof that is written on a chalkboard at Harvard…

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    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a true genius? Good Will Hunting is a movie about just that: a young boy who has experienced a less than satisfactory upbringing, but through reading informational books at a public library in his youth and through having a photographic memory that allows him to remember everything he reads has resulted in him becoming very intelligent. It is shown just how intelligent he is when he solves a proof that is written on a chalkboard at Harvard…

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    The American dream is the belief that if you have to will to succeed and want success and prosperity you have an equal opportunity to do so. In the movie Good Will Hunting, Will the main character grew up with nothing, and at the end he has achieves his American dream what some might say. Everyone has their own American dream and in Good Will Hunting it was just Will’s American dream, everyone controls their fate and how successful they are in their minds, there is no cookie cutter American…

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    Sean Therapy

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    Therapy session with Will and Sean In the early part of the film, Will start to have a therapy session with Sean, he was quite resistant to reveal himself and share his past stories at the beginning of the session, which is understandable considering his traumatised childhood and socio-economical status. With the high level of cultural intelligence and cultural capabilities of Sean, Will starts to feel secure and safe with Sean’s presence, which guards down his defending mechanism and express…

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    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a true genius? Good Will Hunting is a movie about just that: a young boy who has experienced a less than satisfactory upbringing, but through reading informational books at a public library in his youth and through having a photographic memory that allows him to remember everything he reads has resulted in him becoming very intelligent. It is shown just how intelligent he is when he solves a proof that is written on a chalkboard at Harvard…

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    Gender and racial inequality is the disease that keeps a stronghold on society’s attempt to move towards equal rights. This problem is strongly demonstrated in American Cinema. Christina Hoag (2016) states in her article, Diversity in Hollywood, “White males still dominate virtually all aspects of [the film industry].” Recent events have led to the discovery of unfair wages between male and female actors to racism in today’s award shows. In years prior, laws had to be placed in order for women…

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    My favorite movie would have to be Silver Linings Playbook, written by Matthew Quick and Directed by David O. Russell. This movie identifies a variety of different genres: comedy and romance-drama are just two of these. This movie can relate to a range of different people; the themes are easily identifiable. Silver Linings Playbook is about a struggling man, Pat Solitano Jr., portrayed by Bradley Cooper. The movie begins with Pat leaving a mental institution with his mother, the movie then…

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