1. Introduction 2 2. Understanding the concept of the theory by answering Questions 1 – 42 2 - 12 3. Conclusion 13 4. Bibliography 14
1. Introduction: This movie is about how families and friends cope with a mental illness. With the help of Dr Berman, it is clear how to be able to unravel Lars’s needs in a slow pace. Her focus is on her professional, yet intimate relationship with Lars. The movie teaches us how we should not hope for a life without problems or obstacles but rather see them as opportunities to grow in our capacity to love and be kind.
2. Understanding the concepts and the theory by answering questions 1 to 48
1. What are your initial thoughts / impressions of Lars? Lars is shy young man, it seems that he wants to be alone and do not want to socialize or interact with anybody, especially his family. It is clear that he was not interested in a close relationship or being part of family. He preferred spending time by himself.
2. How do we know the girl in the choir (Margo) is interested in Lars? Margo looked at Lars in a sweet way during the church. It is obvious that she likes him when you look at her facial expressions.
3. What kind of communication is referred to in questions 2? Facial expressions and body messages.
4. Why do you think Lars avoids people? Which propositions apply? I think Lars avoids people because he is an introvert and because he lost his parents so early in life and he tries to be accepted but fears rejection. That is maybe the reason of Bianca. He knows that she will never reject him. The proposition referred to is Proposition 5: Need and behaviour.
5. What belief or value does Lars convey when he asks Gus and Karin if Bianca can stay with them? Proposition/theory? Lars believes that Bianca is very religious and he feels that it will only be right if