Scene 1) The first scene displays 'acting out'. 'Acting out' is a defense mechanism of which someone enacts extreme behavior to express their feelings instead of displaying their emotion with words. In this scene it can be perceived that the teenager is angry at her mom for not letting her go to an outing with friends. Instead of having a conversation about it , she tells her mom "I hate you" and proceeds to smash a plate on the floor. This extreme action, in a way, is the embodiment of her anger which she fails to express rationally. Scene 2) This scene displays 'projection'. 'Projection' is a defense mechanism of which a person wrongly ascribes feelings or impulses onto another person because of a lack of insight and understanding. In this scene it is visible that the boy gets angry and calls the girl selfish because she asked if he could buy her something to eat. The girl then makes it clear that she has bought him things many times without any compensation; hence, the boy having a lack of insight on the situation and makes false accusations. Scene 3) This scene exhibits 'displacement'. Displacement is a defense mechanism of which someone redirects feelings/ impulses belonging to a person/object/situation onto another. It can be seen that when the girl gets denied from the school, she doesn't show much emotion towards the situation. But as she is driving to school she has slight road rage toward the old man crossing the street. On the regular, she probably would not react this way to the old man crossing, but because she didn't express her emotion towards the situation that caused it, she displayed the feelings she still had onto a person undeserving of it.
I didn't get in...um that's ok. I'm just gonna start heading to school
WHY DON'T YOU MOVE A LITTLE FASTER?!!
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