Analysis Black Swan

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Chapter I


1.1 Background of the Study

Desire is a natural characteristic of every human being, the writer believe that every single person in the world have desire to get something that really want. According to the vdictionary, the definition of desire is very deverse, desire means to wish for earnestly, to covest, to express a wish for, to entreat, to request, to require, the natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession, an eager wish to obtain or enjoy. (

Some people say if desires are thought of as conscious states of mind, this is untrue. On the other hand, if they are thought of as no
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In saying that, I did love the art and presentation of the film. The music was beautiful in complementing the strange, yet unsettling story. However, I don’t think I’ll ever see this film again. Not only was this film disturbing, I found it to be a little too basic. I was hoping for more of a twist, yet it never came.” (http//

Black Swan falls into a category of drama fiction as there is no reality based data included in the movie, thus Nina Sayers is only a fictional figure. However, in a book called Psikoanalisis dan sastra (2003) there is a piece of writing regarding the application of psychoanalysis theory that states and analysis of character in movies is very popular as the character is seen as manifested ‘texts’ to find hidden texts beneath to its unconscious drives (Moesono 112). Therefore, even though the story of the character Nina Sayers is not a true story, it is feasible to perceive her as if she is a real life character and to observe and analyze her desire as the main object of the study.

Black Swan centers on Nina, and introduces doubt and psychical thematically through devices of dreams vivid enough to be mistaken for reality, scenes of sex and struggle imagined as a real, hallucinations of Nina’s mirrored partial body, transforming whole body in dance, projected dark twin body outside herself. At a point, one starts to wonder if perhaps some of the characters are not simply projections of

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