Compose a 1000 words essay on Case Conceptualization Lars and the Real Girl. Needs to be plagiarism free!
The paper examines Lars’ maladaptive patterns that have ultimately led to his present condition. In order to cope with his traumatic past, i.e. his emotionally abusive father, Lars has shielded himself through his introvert nature. Keeping to himself has offered him the solace to deter people from getting close to him and discovering his father’s inadequacies in terms of showing Lars love. Lars has never experienced love as his mother died when giving birth to him, Gus left him, and his father was distant towards him. Perhaps the root of Lars lack of desire for human contact was his feeling of being an outcast when growing up. He is resentful towards himself for his mother’s loss, which he believes is his fault, as well as the reason behind his father’s emotional distance. Through Lars’ displeasure for human contact, he is shielding himself from what he believes always happens when he gets close to an individual, i.e. he is deserted. Furthermore, in choosing a paraplegic doll as a companion, Lars demonstrates his innate feelings towards his true nature as one who is helpless and needs help to go by his life. His detachment is also shown by his wearing gloves to avoid contact, his sleeping in different rooms with Bianca and his lack of loving expressions towards Bianca. It is, hence apparent that Lars simply needs to feel loved and appreciated. In addition, Lars needs a chance to take care of others unlike what he experienced under his father’s care.