Character Analysis of the Movie "THE HANDMAIDEN"

영화 [아가씨]의 악인형 분석

Jeong, Moun-Kwon

  • Received : 2019.01.02
  • Accepted : 2019.01.08
  • Published : 2019.01.28


The purpose of this study is to analyze the main character characters of the movie [THE HANDMAIDEN]. All four characters in the movie [THE HANDMAIDEN] have in common is that they all have seen 'the Existence' and have the factors behind the villainous figure. Kozuki and Hideko had clear and typical symptoms, have been diagnosed as a structural layer of perversion and neurosis by Lacan's psychoanalysis Methodology. On the other hand, since Sook-hee and Ko-pandol have the nature of being a criminal, they have long been faced up to the existence. It was difficult to approach to the structural layer of psychoanlysis Methodology. Therefore, the PCL-R diagnosis used to analyze the personality type of Sook-hee and Ko-pandol and add structural analysis again. As a result, Kouzuki had an Sadist, Hideko had an obsessive compulsive and Sook-hee had an anti-social lifestyle, but she was in a normal emotional category. It was noted that the Ko-pandol was a potential Sadist and part of a sociopath.


THE HANDMAIDEN;Sociopath;Villain;Sadist;Obsessive-compulsive Disorder;Obsessive-compulsive Neurosis


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