Dissociative Identity Disorder in Todd Philips' Joker
This study examines a dissociative disorder in the film Joker, which aired in 2019 and was directed by Todd Philip. This study aims to show how Arthur Fleck's character becomes someone who suffers from dissociative identity disorder and what factors cause Arthur Fleck who initially looks fine but turns out to have a different side of him. This study uses Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory, which will explain how the conditions of the Id, Ego, and superego in Arthur Fleck are actually the main influences of Arthur's disorder. The results of this study conclude that Arthur Fleck's character immediately changes because of events in his dark past. His past makes Arthur Fleck suffer from disorders such as DID due to the instability of his unstable personality structure.
Danese, A., Smith, P., Chitsabesan, P., & Dubicka, B. (2020). Child and adolescent mental health amidst emergencies and disasters. British Journal of Psychiatry, 216(3), 159–162. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2019.244
Gupta, D. (2020). Synergy Between Teaching and Freud ’ S Structural Theory of Personality : Id , Ego and Superego. 17(6), 6723–6734.
Howell, E. F. (2012). Understanding and treating: Dissociative identity disorder: A relational approach. Understanding and Treating: Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Relational Approach, 1–308. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203888261
Howell, E. F., & Itzkowitz, S. (2016). The dissociative mind in psychoanalysis: Understanding and working with trauma. The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working with Trauma, 74, 1–272. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315679211
Lapsley, D. K., & Stey, P. C. (2012). Id, Ego, and Superego. Encyclopedia of Human Behavior: Second Edition, October, 393–399. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-375000-6.00199-3
Letterio, G., Bistas, K., Katehis, E., Patel, P., Azizi, H., Jolayemi, A., Letterio, G., Bistas, K., Katehis, E., Patel, P., Azizi, H., & Jolayemi, A. (2020). Introjection and dissociative identity disorder: a case report. Journal of Psychology & Clinical Psychiatry, 11(2), 51–54. https://doi.org/10.15406/jpcpy.2020.11.00670
Nugroho, M. B. (2013). a Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. In Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (Vol. 53, Issue 9).
Rabiger, M., & Hurbis-Cherrier, M. (2013). Directing: Film techniques and aesthetics: Fifth Edition. In Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics: Fifth Edition. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203072387
Slochower, J. (2016). Taking the transference, reaching towards dreams: Clinical studies in the intermediate area. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 97(4), 1222–1226. https://doi.org/10.1111/1745-8315.12390
Trifu, S. (2019). Dissociative Identity Disorder. Psychotic functioning and impairment of growing-up processes. Journal of Educational Sciences & Psychology, 9(2), 102–108.
Wang, J. (2020). An Analysis of Salieri in Amadeus from Freudian Personality Theory: Id, Ego, Superego. 3rd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences & Humanities (SOSHU 2020), Soshu, 78. https://doi.org/10.25236/soshu.2020.015
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.