THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON - A Psychoanalytic Approach with Reference to Personality Theory
The film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" an American fantasy romantic drama is set in Baltimore, Maryland during the time of U.S Civil War. The opening scene shows an old woman breathing her last moments in her death bed. There is also a constant alarming arrival of the Hurricane cautioned to the public which in turn reflects the mental trauma of the characters who will be undergoing constant uplifts and breakdowns in their life. The major characters of the film Benjamin Button and Daisy takes us though a roller coasting ride throughout the entire story. The characters become the unconscious voice of the audience. Is it the characters that dive into the psyche of the audience or is it the audience who delve into the mind of the characters becomes the major question? There is a constant throw from one to another. The character Benjamin Button reflects the elements of Personality Traits viz., Id, Ego, Superego. Benjamin Button a young boy carrying an old man's physical appearance with a mind of a pre-teen goes through constant trauma of unexplained mental and physical exploitation. Born with a body aged threescore looking like an old man waiting for his turn while inching his way to the grave, turns strong and young as he grows. With the mental ability of a mere seven-year-old kid he had to pretend to be wee matured old man of seventy.
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Unique Paper ID: 152626

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3

Page(s): 1026 - 1028
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