Caine Mutiny Psychoanalysis Essay

860 Words Feb 12th, 2013 4 Pages
The Caine Mutiny

While watching this film, there are many things in Captain Queeg's behavior that stick out as abnormal or even strange. After a period of time, even the Captain's crew begins to suspect that he may be struggling with a mental problem. They use a mental disorder book to try and figure out on their own what problem he might have. The crew comes to the decision that Queeg has Paranoid Personality Disorder. The DSM IV criteria for this diagnosis to adhere to four of the seven symptoms. There are a few that could correlate with Captain Queeg's behavior and give some evidence that he could in fact have PPD. (1) suspects, without sufficient basis, that others are exploiting, harming, or deceiving him or her. This could
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This is one of the most visible things that could give evidence to him having a manic episode. Queeg was always moving the steel balls around in his palm like a nervous habit. It seemed to be as soon as he got stressed or nervous about anything he would begin to twist them around in his hand, maybe this helped him keep calm, but it was obviously something he felt like he needed to do. 2. A distinct period of abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood,

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