為什麼在第六感中布魯斯·威利斯的性格沒有自我意識?


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為什麼布魯斯·威利斯的性格沒有意識到他已經死了?

如果我沒記錯的話,陰謀發生在他被殺後的幾個月。那段時間不應該有一些線索嗎?他們確實暗示他認為妻子不生氣是因為他不跟他說話,但是真的有可能她是他唯一希望與之互動的人嗎?

另外,電影中所有其他鬼魂似乎都知道他們已經死了。那麼也許另一個問題是第六感中的所有幽靈是否都經歷了一個"過渡期",在那裡他們沒有意識到自己已經死了?他們在什麼時候意識到這一點?

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This line from Cole I think summed it up best, "They don't see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don't know they're dead."

And, except for the girl trying to save her sister, I don't know if you could definitively say any of the other ghosts knew they were ghosts. I think the "They only see what they want to see" bit is the key here. In a way the ghosts are making their own reality.


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I am from Sri Lanka, and the idea that ghosts are unaware of the fact that they are dead is not totally alien here. I'm pretty sure Shyamalan was aware of these types of myths.


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From what I remember from the movie (and other similar movies), it is often stressed that the ghosts the child sees are the soul/spirits of people who have not accepted their death yet, or who still have something to accomplish in this world.

  • The girl needed to show her father that her (step?) mother was poisoning her.
  • Cole's grandmother wanted to tell Cole's mom something important (that would drastically alter Cole's mom's feelings towards her own mother).
  • The cyclist was presumably killed on impact (given the head wound) and therefore never realized she died. She seemed puzzled by people not looking at her, so she was probably on her way to realizing she died.

And for Bruce Willis' character, he needed to both accept and understand his death. He could not accept the reality of his death and therefore held on.

Being a ghost in the real world is similar to being in purgatory. You're there until you finish what needs to be finished. Although for ghosts in the real world, it's often more voluntary (spirit chooses to not move on), rather than forced.


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I would also add to the answer @Evan give that the basic idea of the ghosts still being around other people (hence "ghost" status/name), is that they are people that did not realized they are dead, and still behave as they normally would.

Another GREAT movie with such example is Passengers (2008) with Anne Hathaway https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449487 which I suggest everyone to watch; for me was a revelation, and for sure was with much more "soul", "emotions" and "relations" in it than Sixth Sense.