Psychoanalytic Analysis of Black Swan

Read a single scene from the Film Black Swann directed by Darren Aronofsky.

1. How does the scene employ symbolism?

2. How does the scene’s manifest content relate to its latent content?

3. What unconscious desires are at play in the scene?

4. How does the scene encourage scopophilia? At whom is the audience encouraged to look?

5. Who are the passive characters in the scene? Who are the active characters?

6. How are women and men positioned differently in the scene (physically, narratively)?

 

 

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