Kyle shows aggression through his behaviour (Plays handball really rough) and the way he talks to his father 2. What effect does the suicide have on other family members? List findings throughout the movie. * Michael gives up his job as a psychiatrist; instead he writes books and gives lectures. * Parents divorced after Kyle’s death (Shelly lives with the mother) * Michael is mostly depressed There isn’t great communication between the family members * Shelly blames herself for Kyle’s death 3. What is Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome? * Post Traumatic Syndrome is some kind of stress disorder 4. Describe similarities and differences between Tommy and Kyle’s behaviours. * Tommy and Kyle both play handball * Both of them are also mentally ill 5. What happened at the Raven that indicated Tommy was not fully mentally healthy regarding his mother’s murder? * He gets angry really easily when talking about his mother 6.
Is Michael mentally healthy over his son’s suicide? Why does Michael say “I’m OK” when people ask him how he’s feeling? * Michael is not mentally over his son’s suicide * Michael says he’s OK because he wants to escape moments because it triggers moments where he had to remember his son 7. List several acts of violence in this film. * Tommy punches a girls at a party (killed her) * Tommy’s dad kills his own wife when he found his son in the closet * Tommy gets angry in the kitchen and throws things all around the kitchen, hile he talks about his parents, especially his mother * Harry shoots himself in the head, and Michael witnesses it through the window *
Tommy beats up Barbara like he had seen his father do it * Tommy apparently killed Tory because he arrived at Barbara’s house in his Red car 8. What is the true cause of Tommy’s mental illness? * He has witnessed how his father had beaten his mother to death and that what caused him to get angry 9. What was the true cause of Kyle’s suicide? Kyle had a special relationship with a boy and he felt dirty so he took his own life 10. Discuss the impact of this movie on your views of mental illness and teen violence. * Teenagers not always appear in the way that they behave * Mental illness trigger about the past such in this case the witness of aggression the murders of his own mother, but also about acceptance because Kyle committed suicide because they didn’t accept him for who he really was