The Analysis Essay:
Need a 2.5 -3.5 page analysis of the movie “Trance” and you can choose another movie.
It should have supporting information, quotes, examples/references from the sources considered for the analysis (the movie Trance and the chosen text and/or the visual. Should also have at least 1-2 Secondary Sources to support your claims. It should use MLA format for in-text citations and Works Cited page.
The Final should follow these guidelines
In terms of the following themes: (a choice of any 2 from below).
Uncanny/ displacement/ change
Castration (loss)/ substitution
Memory /dream (also “American Dream Ideology” of anyone can be successful)
Fear and Desire (id, ego, superego)
Self-identification through the other (other character, other name, memory)
Longing for self-wholeness
Ego/ Alter ego
Power/ Control (power gained through ideologies or repression/violence, control through
seduction, knowledge/hypnosis/ someone’s weakness)
Gender Roles (and/or powerful women characters)
Symbolism / Symbolic meaning
Thus, it should demonstrate your understanding of theoretical analysis by considering and preferably mentioning at least 1 theorist and a referring theory:
J. Lacan- self-identity, self-wholeness, self/other
Freud- uncanny/repression, displacement/substitution, castration, ego/self and dream
L. Althusser- Interpellation
Marx – Power Ideology (can be applied in terms of gender too as a ruling class)