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  • Lester And Ricky
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    April 2001 American Beauty Psychology Analysis American Beauty depicts modern dysfunctional families that appear to be happy on the outside, while on the inside they have tremendous deep-rooted problems. The movie begins to show many Freudian psychotic traits when unhappy Lester Burnham loses his job and begins a stereotypical male mid-life crisis by buying a red sports car, smoking marijuana, exercising maniacally, and fantasizing about younger women. He lusts after his daughter Jane's best fri...
  • Lester And Carolyn Burnham
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    American Beauty In the movie American Beauty we see a commentary about people in contemporary society both as individuals and as members of families. I selected the character of Lester Burnham, played by Kevin Spacey, and did a psychological examination on him using the bio psychosocial model. I noticed many important details that had to be read under close evaluation which represented the heart of Lester. He is a man weighed down with a soul-sucking job as a corporate slave at a media marketing...
  • Poet Carolyn Forch
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    Carolyn Forch is known as a political poet, calling herself a "poet of witness" [source]. Growing up in Detroit in the 1950's, poet Carolyn Forch recalls discovering photographs from a Nazi concentration camp in Look Magazine. After her mother confiscated the journal and hid it, young Forche re-confiscated it, marking perhaps the beginning of a poetic vocation devoted to exposing tyranny, injustice, and bearing witness to the atrocities of the 20th century. Born one of seven children to a Czech-...
  • Lester's Body Language
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    Opening sequence: the film starts with a helicopter shot looking over "white suburbia" a nice neighborhood and in a nice suburb. Then we move to a shot of Lester played by Kevin Spacey in the shower masturbating describing this as the most exciting part of his day. This then highlights Lester's sexual frustration a married father who hasn't had sex in a while with his wife Carolyn played by Annette Bening who appears to be more concerned about her house as well as her appearance of marital bliss...
  • Angela's Character
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    In the film "American Beauty", the director Sam Mendes focuses on the idea and concept of human enlightenment and awakening from the standardized "cave", that we humans are born into. The idea that humans are bread to become what our society prepares us to be is the main theme of "American Beauty". The character Carolyn Burnham, who plays a power driven ambitious business woman, who devotes her whole time to her work, and not her family. Carolyn is living in the cave and doesn't realize that the...
  • Real Estate Party Lester
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    There American Beauty American Beauty There continues to be an everyday struggle for us American's to find out true identities. There are so many people in our society who feel the necessity to be someone they are not, in order to fit in. Only if they had a mirror; then they could look and see the fear and insecurity in their eyes. There are some situations where putting on a act twenty-four hours a day is a bit too much. For many, the suburban life is the America dream. For others, however, it ...

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