PCN 521-0101 Week 5 Assignment 2 - Protagonist Analysis Paper

View one
of the following movies dealing with family issues (You may choose a different
movie with the instructor's permission):


  1. Streisand, B. (Director). (1991).
    Prince of tides. [Motion picture]. United States: Columbia Pictures


  1. Yates, P. (Director). (1979).
    Breaking away. [Motion picture]. United States: Twentieth Century Fox Film


  1. DeVito, D. (Director). (1989).
    War of the roses. [Motion picture]. United States: Gracie Films.


  1. Redford, R. (Director). (1980).
    Ordinary people. [Motion picture]. United States: Paramount Pictures.


  1. Brooks, J. L. (Director).
    (1983). Terms of endearment. [Motion picture]. United States: Paramount


  1. Savoca, N. (Director). (1993).
    Household saints. [Motion picture]. United States: Jones Entertainment.


  1. Foster, J. (Director). (1995).
    Home for the holidays. [Motion picture]. United States: Egg Pictures.


  1. Franklin, C. (Director).
    (1998). One true thing. [Motion picture]. United States: Monarch Pictures.


  1. Nava, G. (Director). (1995). My
    family. [Motion picture]. United States: American Playhouse


Write a
750-1,000 word analysis of the protagonist in the movie and his or her intimate
relationships with family of origin.


the following in your analysis:


  1. Degree of


  1. Healthy attachment.


  1. Introjection of pathological


  1. Self-object needs for
    idealizing and mirroring.


  1. Imagine the protagonist and his
    or her family in psychoanalytic couple or family therapy. What would be
    the goals of treatment? What would successful treatment look like? Include
    a brief outline of successful treatment expectations for this couple or


this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,
located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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