When he returns to Coronado, Antwone cheerfully informs Davenport that he is not a virgin any longer, and tells him that he was right about seeking out his family. Following the graduation ceremony, Davenport tells Antwone he's ending the sessions and feels Antwone needs to progress on his own. The story behind the film is extraordinary. If these details sound like clichés, that's because they are, but with one important difference, they're true. It is set in America in the 1990's. He feels disconnected, abandoned and betrayed. He never experienced the feeling of being loved from his foster home, this is evidenced when he explained on what to expect from Mrs.
According to trait theory, Antwone Fisher should have maintained his personality, which was influenced by his physical, sexual, and emotional abuse experiences as a child. Antwone is seen briefly reading the book in the next scene. He is forced to see a Navy psychiatrist, played by first-time director, Denzel Washington. He has a small group of peers with which he surrounds himself with, which is reminiscent of his childhood years, in which he made friends with peers in order to guarantee his physical safety. Derek Luke and Denzel Washington in Antwone Fisher.
Qualitative analysis identified factors associated with improved outcomes Down, R. In other words, it's therapist meets patient, therapist loses patient, then therapist gets patient to open up with a big revelation to begin to heal. Church after a chance encounter with a limo driver. He has the social skills to make friends with fellow sailors. I was not moved to tears by this movie but I did find myself liking and caring about Antwone. Davenport meets him in jail, where Antwone confided he was sexually abused as a child by Nadine Tate Yolonda Ross , a member of the Tate household. Whereas he initially informed Antwone that he was only required….
Davenport probes into Fisher's past and finds out that as a young adoptee he was physically and sexually abused. He faced a lot of challenges that may have seemed impossible to recover from. There are issues in their past, too, and in a sense Davenport and Fisher are in therapy together. Triggers for those who score high in aggressiveness include observing media violence, hot temperatures, pain, and provocation. After thinking about it he decides to join the Navy. Who will cry for the little boy, who cries inside of me? Being on board a Navy vessel, everything is provided in regards to berthing space, and guaranteed three meals a day.
What he reveals is a past filled with horrific abuse and neglect. But Fisher gives a special acknowledgement to Blue, a prisoner at Terminal Island where Fisher worked as a prison guard, for his inspiration to enroll his poems in a poetry contest. Declaring that there is nothing wrong with him, Antwone refuses to talk, and so Davenport orders him to attend weekly sessions until he does. Antwone is at first extremely resistant, but gradually comes to trust Davenport and opens up about his traumatic childhood. Once aboard ship, he is directly involved in a fight and is sent to see a Navy psychiatrist, Dr. His commanding officer also orders him to go to psychiatric treatment. Jerome Davenport, eventually the two develop a relationship and Antwone is able to open up and discuss the emotionally instability of his past.
He ended up in an abusive foster home. Since she had not yet claimed him, at the age of two Antwone was placed in a foster home run by a couple, Mr. Antwone later revealed to his counselor, Dr. Davenport does not intend to justify her actions, but he seeks to help Antwone understand where her mentality of beatings and verbal abuse to keep the foster children subservient came from. Antwone visits Davenport and thanks him for everything.
Photos © Copyright Fox Searchlight Pictures 2002. His father was also unaware that his mother was pregnant while serving a sentence. It seems even Denzel Washington becomes so distracted by directing that he forgets how to act. It was not until Antwone entered his life that Davenport came alive again, and the commander thanks Antwone, his surrogate son, for helping him become a better doctor and husband. The main character is Antwone Fisher, a Navy Petty Officer whose father was killed two months before his birth and mother abandoned him shortly after his birth. I find that writing poetry allows me to be whatever I want to be. During his sessions, Antwone develops feelings for a fellow Naval personnel, Cheryl Joy Bryant.
For several weeks, Antwone sits in silence while Davenport catches up on his paperwork. But could anyone have ruined such strong material as this autobiographical story by the screenwriter? Who will cry for the little boy? Tate for their abuse, then defiantly declares that he is still standing strong. Already suffering from self-doubt and shame about his past, he reacts with angry outbursts when his self-esteem is challenged. Antwone Fisher Ivana Marin Psychology Antwone Fisher The movie of Antwone Fisher which was directed by Denzel Washington and whose screen play was written by Antwone Fisher portrays the life journey of Antwone Fisher. Jerome Davenport played by Denzel Washington. Antwone was even molested repeatedly by one of his older female cousins at age 6 and even saw his best friend Jesse murdered in front of his eyes. His father was killed two months before he was born in prison and subsequently turned over to state authorities by his mother.