Mental Disorders In Stephen King's The Eyes Of The Dragon

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During the 1980’s, Stephen King wrote The Eyes of the Dragon for his little girl because she wasn’t exactly a fan of the books he normally wrote. A majority of his fans rejected the book because it wasn 't up to par with the present horror in his previous writing. In the book, Misery, Paul Sheldon feels the same way. Trapped in the stigma of Misery Chastain and feels as if he can 't escape it. But, when Paul Sheldon does attempt to write something different like Fast Cars, Annie Wilkes, his #1 fan of the Misery series, retaliated by burning the only copy. Misery is a psychological thriller because it relies on the characters’ fears and abnormal psyche to frighten the readers. This is shown through Paul Sheldon 's constant fear of Annie …show more content…
Schizotypal Disorder is a mental disorder characterized by severe social anxiety, paranoia, and often unconventional beliefs. Additionally, It has more than 200,000 cases diagnosed per year. It typically begins in the early adulthood stage of the individual which is between the ages of 20 and 40 years old (Mayoclinic.org). Sadly, there is no cure, but medicine may help. Schizotypal Disorder can last for years or be a lifelong battle. To summarize, Schizotypal Disorder is a horrible disease that Stephen King personified through the character of Annie …show more content…
Annie is so sure that everyone is out to get her. She shows her paranoia in the beginning by stating it to the prosecutor. To further explain, “Of course I understand the question. I understand all your questions. I know you 're all out to get me” (Misery). This most certainly did not help her case when it came to proving her innocence. But her paranoia was solidified when she shrieked at Paul, “They 're out to get me, all of them! Do you think they would have listened if I tried to tell them how it was? Do you? Do you? Oh no! They 'd probably say something crazy like I made a pass at him and he laughed at me and so I killed him! They 'd probably say something like that!” (Misery). Annie Wilkes had multiple locks on her doors because her neighbors the Roydmans were out to get her. She never went into town unless she absolutely had to because the town was “out to get her.” Annie shows the symptoms of paranoia and that’s common among Schizotypal patients. She thinks everyone is destined to bring her down and smear her “good name.” Annie believing this ultimately caused her

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