Black Swan (2010 Film)

Black Swan: The Identity Crisis of Nina Sayers 12th Grade

Nothing grows and changes throughout life like a person’s identity as people face new challenges and experiences every day. The protagonist of Black Swan film by director Darren Aronofsky, Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) is faced with a fatal identity dilemma that changes her life. To say the least, Nina Sayers is a confused character. What starts out as a search for herself turns into an identity crisis that she cannot handle since she cannot distinguish real life from delusions. The search for identity is a rather delicate matter that if not carefully navigated could result in a catastrophic conclusion.

Nina is a passionate ballet performer, who has dedicated her life to the dance. She is struggling to act the double role of the White and Black swan in the ballet performance Swan Lake. She can perfectly perform the White Swan but has a hardship with the Black Swan role. Despite this, her ballet instructor Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) thinks she’s the best dancer for the role. Nina is an innocent young girl who plays accurately with her White Swan role. Her mother treats her like a child as is visible with the color symbolism of her clothing and bedroom with white and pink color signifying her childlike innocence.

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