Babadook Character Analysis

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Samuel’s Character, in the movie “Babadook”, represents the fight against his mother’s depression. Samuel knows all about monsters, and like most children he is scared of monsters. All children can be scared, but Samuel has a sense of monsters that not all children have, and this sense monsters is what urges him to build weapons the defend himself. The young boy is proficient in crafting his own monster weapons and his heart’s desire is protecting his mother. These top priorities of Samuel makes him her perfect savior, he can readily sense the Babadook growing inside of his mother. Early on, Samuel verbally expresses to Amelia that babadook will eat her insides if she does not fight against it’s will, and this statement has strong truth to…show more content…
Amelia is succumbing to the Babadook, and he is explaining to the Babadooks simple will so that she can shift from being ripped apart from the inside by the Babadook. After the Babadook manifest itself from Amelia to into reality, there is a change in Samuels…show more content…
He continually tells his mother throughout the movie that he will protect her, but as he sees things turning for the worst he asks if she will also protect him as well. Their pact is put to the test when she encounters the Babadook and it takes over her body. After killing the dog, Amelia turns on her son and comes to kill him, but Sam prepared for just this. She burst in the room and once he realizes that she is no longer his mother he starts his attack. He shoots her with his dart shooter and then hits her with the catapult launcher. They continue fighting and Samuel knocks her out and takes her to the basement where he ties her up. He fights for her sanity against the Babadook as he reminds her of their pact and tells her he still loves her. He tells her he will always love her and leaves her with his final bit of counsel say, “You let it in - You have to get it out!”, and after ample struggle she spits the babadook out of her mouth. After they lock up the Babadook in the basement, Sam continues to care for her and maintain the Babadook by feeding it
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