REPRESSION
•After a long argument with his
conscience, Mort Rainey realized
that he had been repressing the
character that...
 The ego, or the I (as it is also
referred to) is the only
conscious part of the mind.
The only one capable of
consuming ...
•Projection: seeing in others their
faults, undesirable emotions or
tendencies that in fact exist in one’s
own unconscious...
MORT REINEY’S ARCHETYPE - SHADOW
 Shadow: The archetype of
darkness and repression
 Qualities we do not wish to
acknowle...
o Mort Rainey’s evil
personality who allegedly
committed the murders.
o Acted on Rainey's darkest
tendencies.
o Easier for...
This video clip shows how the evil and dark side of Mort Rainey’s unconscious
personality attempts to confront his conscio...
 Following the separation
with his wife, Rainey
secluded himself to the
woods to be alone and
write his book in solitude....
 He translated his repressed feelings and ultimately his
repressed behaviors onto a fictional character by the name of
Sh...
 According to May Neurotic anxiety leads defensive behaviors and to
repression. It is a reaction that is not proportionat...
 Quotes from the movie (Mort- main Character with John
Shooter-alter Ego):
 John Shooter: Thought you didn't smoke.
Mort...
AMY: YOU WERE
ALWAYS GONE.
MORT: I WORKED FROM
HOME, AMY.
AMY: WILL YOU CALL ME
IF YOU NEED
ANYTHING?
MORT: I DOUBT IT.
In...
NEUROTIC PRIDE
Mort suffered from a false pride
that went against his ideal self.
Not based on realistic views.
Qualita...
Anxiety&conflictasaresultofisolation&helplessness
 After his wife's infidelity Mort
experienced feelings of isolation &
h...
DEFENSE MECHANISM: DENIAL
 Raineys ideal self is in conflict with his alter egos decision.
 Does not allow him to realiz...
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  1. 1. REPRESSION •After a long argument with his conscience, Mort Rainey realized that he had been repressing the character that was the so-called John Shooter. •John Shooter no one more than himself; a delusion. •A character he created himself. •His unconscious.
  2. 2.  The ego, or the I (as it is also referred to) is the only conscious part of the mind. The only one capable of consuming reality.  It acts in a predictable manner, usually creating anxiety.  When faced with the reality of what really was, Mort Rainey became extremely anxious and bombarded the motel room where he found his wife laying in bed with another man. His ego then used repression to defend itself
  3. 3. •Projection: seeing in others their faults, undesirable emotions or tendencies that in fact exist in one’s own unconscious. •Paranoia: a mental disorder, (usually triggered by anxiety or fear and involves delusions, jealousy, irrationality, persecution, etc.) is one of the most extreme types of projection. •Like Rainey with John Shooter, most paranoid individuals believe that someone’s got it out for them; that someone always wants to hurt them.
  4. 4. MORT REINEY’S ARCHETYPE - SHADOW  Shadow: The archetype of darkness and repression  Qualities we do not wish to acknowledge and attempt to hide from ourselves and others  The shadow consists of morally objectionable tendencies John Shooter was Mort Rainey’s (Johnny Depp) Shadow
  5. 5. o Mort Rainey’s evil personality who allegedly committed the murders. o Acted on Rainey's darkest tendencies. o Easier for Rainey to project the darkness of his personality to another entity, in this case, John Shooter.
  6. 6. This video clip shows how the evil and dark side of Mort Rainey’s unconscious personality attempts to confront his conscious and reveal these repressed weaknesses and emotions • May indicate that one is concerned with conflicting desires and intentions • Unconscious vision, usually same sex as subject
  7. 7.  Following the separation with his wife, Rainey secluded himself to the woods to be alone and write his book in solitude.  Introverts, like Mort Rainey, are tuned in to their inner world with all its biases, fantasies, dreams, and individualized perceptions.
  8. 8.  He translated his repressed feelings and ultimately his repressed behaviors onto a fictional character by the name of Shooter.  Shooter was in fact his way to deal with his anxiety.  His reaction was indeed disproportionate to his reality. And ultimately dominated his existence.
  9. 9.  According to May Neurotic anxiety leads defensive behaviors and to repression. It is a reaction that is not proportionate to the threat.  Neurotic Anxiety is felt whenever values are changed into dogma. This type of anxiety blocks productive action and growth.  Guilt is created when people do nor perceive the needs of others, when they do not do everything with full potential, or they do not see their dependence to the world.
  10. 10.  Quotes from the movie (Mort- main Character with John Shooter-alter Ego):  John Shooter: Thought you didn't smoke. Mort: I took it up recently, for my health.  John Shooter: Are you all right, Mr. Rainy? It sounded like you pitched a fit or something in there. Mort: I'm just peachy, Mr. Shooter. How are you?  Mort: What do you want? You wanna kill me? Why don't you just do it? Just kill me. John Shooter: No, sir! •Throughout the movie Rainey Mort encounters moment of neurotic anxiety and guilt. •Mort experiences neurotic anxiety which leads to the creation of his alter ego. Observing the problems he deals with throughout the movie, he does not respond proportionately in return, he over reacts to a great extent (murder). •To a certain extent, Mort feels a slight guilt. However since it is not him(to his knowledge) that is causing the murders he does not feel complete guilt. He does feel great guilt from problems with his wife and the divorce he is going through which effects his writing skills.
  11. 11. AMY: YOU WERE ALWAYS GONE. MORT: I WORKED FROM HOME, AMY. AMY: WILL YOU CALL ME IF YOU NEED ANYTHING? MORT: I DOUBT IT. In order to solve the basic conflict of isolation people behave in a detached manner. During a conflicting divorce Mort Rainey adopted the neurotic trend: Moving Away From People
  12. 12. NEUROTIC PRIDE Mort suffered from a false pride that went against his ideal self. Not based on realistic views. Qualitatively different from healthy pride since he was committing Crimes, created an alter ego, Leading him to commit murder. Without a grasp of reality.
  13. 13. Anxiety&conflictasaresultofisolation&helplessness  After his wife's infidelity Mort experienced feelings of isolation & helplessness triggering basic anxiety.  The inability to resolve certain issues with his exwife created basic conflict.  Triggering the tendency to withdrawal from people & causing him to go against them.  Creating intrapsychic conflicts within him.
  14. 14. DEFENSE MECHANISM: DENIAL  Raineys ideal self is in conflict with his alter egos decision.  Does not allow him to realize & accept that he has committed murder.

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