Analysis Of ' Babadook ' By Jennifer Kent

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The movie “Babadook” contain basic elements leaning toward psychological human emotions that contain elements of the supernatural world, a mother grief and depression and one’s inner self and how a mother copes when things turn into a horrible nightmare of one’s unconscious imagination. In Freud’s opinion the unconscious mind has a will and purpose of its own that cannot be known to the conscious mind (hence the term “unconscious”) and is a repository for socially unacceptable ideas, wishes or desires, traumatic memories and painful emotions put out of mind by the mechanism of psychological repression. (Freud’s).
“Babadook” is a 21st century Australian horror film written and directed by Jennifer Kent. That film focus on a mother and how emotions as she tries to cope with the death of her husband and how to raise her child by herself. The film focus on a single mom struggling to raise a six year old son and to make ends meet financially. The son starts to inhibit bad behavior when they move into their new house. The more the child acts out, the more depressed mom becomes. She doesn’t realize that her son bad behavior feeds off her depression and her grief for her dead husband. Then out of the blue a mysterious book appears, a book called Mister Babadook. Unknowing, when the mother reads this pop-up book she ends up making Mister Babadook come to life. This book symbolizes evil and Mister Babadook is the shadowy beast that represent the evil and

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