Self-Hatred In Carrie White

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Carrie’s mom in the 2013 film is more interested in harming herself than harming Carrie White. In the original version there was a sense of self-hatred, but in the latest version that self-hatred is magnified. Margaret White’s self-harm in the original version seemed like a ploy to increase the fear of her daughter. However, in Pierce’s version anytime she is on screen in the new edition it raises her undisclosed infatuation with self-harm. In this film, it is apparent that a rape caused her unyielding disgust of sex. This makes her mother less of an antagonist and more of a victim to sufferings rather than a catalyst. At the beginning of the film, Margaret is in the midst of giving birth, completely alone, and ignorant of how babies are made.…show more content…
If she actually wanted to help, she could have spoken to her instead of convincing her boyfriend to be Carrie’s date to the prom. Sue could have welcomed Carrie into her inner circle and show the other girls that Carrie isn’t too bad after all. However, Sue decides to go behind her back to avoid being seen with Carrie. The horrific massacre that takes place in both of the films could have been avoided if Sue befriended Carrie. Which still makes the audience question whether Sue is doing this to be friendly or if she is doing this to clear her guilty conscience. Consequently, this is the reason why Sue in Brian De Palma’s version is punished at the end of the film. After the massacre and Carrie White’s death Sue is left traumatized. In the closing scene, Sue is the only one to escape the burning school. She envisions that she's placing flowers on the burnt out spot where Carrie's house stood. Unexpectedly, a bloody hand reaches up through the ground and snatches her wrist. Sue wakes up screaming in her mother's arms. Although Sue considered herself doing a good deed, she was still punished because her intentions weren’t as genuine as she would have liked to think. However, when Carrie White murders Miss Collins, the only person that was nice to her, on the surface it seems a bit unnecessary. Carrie White murders a lot of people in Brian De Palma’s version that seems a bit excessive. The director wasn’t interested in
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