I've said it before, but it's as true as it ever was; Jason is just a kid that
never grew up, a rambunctious type that appeals to the kid in all of us.
Who among us hasn't wished that he could be as free as Jason, living in the
woods, fending for himself, and now and then slicing up a few campers, just for
the heck of it? It's this image of wildness and freedom that gives Jason his
there's a sexual element to Jason as well, which isn't removed from Michael's
own hang-ups. Let's face it --- Michael and Jason's knives are not just knives.
What enriches the psychological angle in Jason's case is the close relationship
he had with his mom, as established in the first two "Parts." Jason
was clearly close with his mother, maybe a bit too close.
where was Mr. Voorhees? Could Jason's mom have had a regrettable sexual
indiscretion that led to Jason's birth and her abandonment? Could she have then
developed a sexual loathing that she transferred to her closely guarded son? In
this light, the have-sex-and-die theme of the Friday saga takes on a whole new
perspective. If, indeed, Jason identifies every copulating coed with the sexual
indiscretion of his mom, then Jason, by killing said coed, is psychologically
preventing his own birth! Ya gotta love an anti-hero as tortured as this! (Bone
up on some Freud if you don't get my drift)
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