TV Character Analysis
TV Show: True Blood
Character Analyzing: Sookie Stackhouse
Sookie Stackhouse is the main character in the show True blood and is a telepath working at a bar as a waitress. Throughout the series Freud would most likely bring up his theories on the structural model (id,ego and super ego), defense mechanisms, the psychosexual stages of development and unconscious motivation to describe Sookie. A back story to Sookie is that she lost both her parents at a very young age in a flash flood and lost her grandmother as a result of someone murdering her and was sexually molested by her uncle. Despite having a not so healthy childhood she pulls her self together quite well and acts accordingly towards other people. I believe Sookie has a unconscious motivation towards helping other people. For example in the pilot episode, Sookie encounters a vampire that she immediately is drawn too and after he leaves the bar in which she is working in, he gets attacked by two folks who want his blood. She quickly steps in and successfully helps save him as oppose to the normal running away from the situation to get help. Sookie’s unconscious motivation has a tendency to reappear due to the fact that she wants to help everyone that she meets even if she doesn't have the power to do so.
Apart from her unconscious motivation , she also seems to use certain defense mechanisms. Sookie repress the murder of her grandmother that occurred in her kitchen, despite not being present when the act took place she often visualizes the image of her grandmother drowned in her pool of blood and quickly blocks the thought and image and tries to forget it ever happened. Denial also plays a major role in her character because despite loving two vampires at the same time she tries to act as if she doesn’t want them in her life anymore. An example of this would be in the fourth season when the two vampires she loves offer to share her as to her reply is no when she...
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