Meta Keumala, Nyak Mutia Ismail, Siti Sarah Fitriani, Rena Juliana, Veni Nella Syahputri


Scenes in movies are the reflections of how human being would act and react in facing daily life real drama. This study sought the types of human psychology when they deal with life realms that are portrayed in a movie called The Danish Girl based on Freud’s Tripartite Psychological Model. The method utilized in this study was mainly descriptive qualitative design. The data source was a biographical movie entitled The Danish Girl directed by Tom Hooper, which was released in 2015. The subject was the character named Einar Wegener, who transgendered himself into a woman named Lili Elbe. The objects were all scenes that are in accordance with the Freud’s Tripartite Psychological Model. The data were collected by merely observing the movie for 120 minutes and marking the relevant scenes. After the data were obtained, based on the Tripartite Psychological Model, the results suggest that there are 48 scenes of Einar altogether; 36 scenes representing the identity, 7 scenes representing the ego, and 5 scenes representing the superego. In conclusion, although he was biologically male, Einar was indeed born transgender in this movie which can be interpreted through his motives of life.


Psychological analysis; tripartite model; The Danish girl; literature analysis; transgender

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24815/.v1i1.14445


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