Lindsay Lohan Essay

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Lindsay Lohan was born on July 2, 1986. She is the oldest of 4 kids and her parents are divorced. Her dad was not very much a part of her life growing up and to this day she does not have anything to do with him. Lohan was a rising child star who started her acting career at the age of three. She starred in many commercials before showcasing her fabulous acting ability when she appeared in the remake of Parent Trap in 1998. She took a little time off after this showcase to be a “normal” child. After dropping out of high school, she had a few bigger screen acting jobs and some extra shots in daytime television (Current Biography, 2005). Lohan had a desire to make sure she set a good image because she knew the audience in which she was…show more content…
(2010) P3). Finding more information about her past would be a first approach in trying to figure out the root of her addictions and behaviors. Lindsay Lohan’s behaviors are in a ray of dysfunction, on the verge of danger. She has reached a point in her life where her actions could lead to possible suicide. She is psychologically abnormal in her everyday life. (Pappas, 2010, P6) From the psychodynamic perspective, Lindsay Lohan has had this need of filling a human void. She had a strong dependency of people. It is unsure if this is because of the absence of her father, but it could very likely be a key factor. There were no reports that Lohan’s mother denied her of her needs emotionally growing up, but Lohan stated “He didn't do anything for my career, except go out and not come home at night and make my mom and me stay up and wonder where he was and then show up three days later. So I don't think he deserves anything. He doesn't even deserve my respect." (Current Biography, 2005 P12). Object relation theorists say that have a strong need to have relationships with people and when they are young and have severe problems, this can lead to abnormal development (Comer, 2011 pg. 40 top). Because Lohan’s relationship with her father consisted of her being worried according to the statement she made in the previous paragraph, she did not get her need to have a relationship with him; therefore she has an abnormal development. The lack of a relationship with her father
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