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In this example of a research inquiry, Jean-Baptiste focuses on the use of cameras and mirrors to create doubles, or “doppelgangers” for the character of Nina in the film, Black Swan. In thinking about the “doppelganger effect,” Jean-Baptiste moves through an argument for how doubling fulfills not only one purpose or message within the film, but three. Her claim in synthesizing multiple sources of film analysis is that the doppelganger allows Aronofsky to comment on mental disorders, sexism within the community of ballet, and the overall mood for the film as a thriller as opposed to only a drama.
Black Swan, doppelganger, film analysis, Rhet Dragons, research inquiry
Communication | Education | Rhetoric and Composition
Jean-Baptiste, Jessica, "The Doppelganger Effect (2020-2021)" (2020). Research Inquiry. 5.