Understanding the Overpowering Mother in Alfred Hitchcock’s "The Birds"

Sigmund Freud’s theory of the Oedipus Complex


Term Paper, 2019

12 Pages, Grade: 1,0


Abstract or Introduction

This paper focuses on a psychological explanation of the characters’ behavior in “The Birds” by Alfred Hitchcock based on Freud’s understanding of the Oedipus complex. The paper reflects the general idea of Freud’s understanding of the Oedipus complex, discussing the reasons for children’s attachment to their opposite sex parent by examining the unconscious events taking place in childhood. After that, Freud’s theory is used for the explanation of the three main characters’ behavior. For this, the actions of and the interactions among Mitch, Lydia and Melanie are considered more precisely. The findings of the analysis are summarized in the final conclusion of the term paper, which additionally offers further analysis possibilities.

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Title
Understanding the Overpowering Mother in Alfred Hitchcock’s "The Birds"
Subtitle
Sigmund Freud’s theory of the Oedipus Complex
College
University of Hildesheim
Grade
1,0
Author
Year
2019
Pages
12
Catalog Number
V1132638
ISBN (eBook)
9783346502049
ISBN (Book)
9783346502056
Language
English
Tags
Alfred Hitchcock, Hitchcock, Birds, The Birds, Freud, Ödipus Komplex, Mother, Love
Quote paper
Chiara Alina Sachwitz (Author), 2019, Understanding the Overpowering Mother in Alfred Hitchcock’s "The Birds", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1132638

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