Nell (1994)

Nell (1994)
Movie: Nell (1994)
Rating: PG
Length: 1hr 42min
Story Line: A young woman is found living in an isolated cabin, after her mother dies. She speaks a strange language that she developed with her now deceased twin sister and her mother’s stroke-affected language.
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Teaching With This Movie: Psychosocial Stages of Life
Read about Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory. List the 8 lifespan stages, approximate ages for when a person goes through the stage, and the major crisis that must be resolved in order to continue to grow as a person. What stage do you think Nell is at? What evidence from the movies supports your opinion? How has the lack of social and cultural influences effected Nell’s overall personality development? Do you think the movie depicts the effects of social isolation accurately?