The Number 23 Book Analysis

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The movie “the Number 23”, is a chilling movie surrounded around the life of a man named Walter Sparrow. Walter Sparrow throughout the movie displays symptoms of what one might first see as a personality disorder, but in actuality he suffered from memory loss which came from the result of attempted suicide. Walter Sparrow is fighting with his own mind and throughout the movie there are certain things that trigger his thoughts to come back. Walter Sparrow in the movie starts out as an animal catcher who is bitten by a stray dog. With this event happening his wife fins the time to buy a book called “the Number 23”. While reading the book, Walter begins to see some of what might be some similarities in his life occurring in the book. The book …show more content…
Coming from the dress/grooming/hygiene category, Walter was in poor condition since he was staying up late and always obsessing about the number 23 and lost plenty hours of sleep and showers because of that. Appetite wasn’t really mentioned in the movie but if it was I would think his appetite was poor since he was too busy obsessing over the number 23 to remember to eat. In the sleep category, Walter was having plenty of nightmares and would even wake up out of his sleep trying to figure out what’s real and what’s not real. His mood would have to be dysphoric I would say because his obsession with the number 23 was indeed making him depressed even if he didn’t recognize it at first. Affect would have to be labile, because sometimes Walter would be in a good mindset then other times he wouldn’t. His concentration was easily distracted since his obsession sometimes took over and he would forget about things that just went on in his daily life. Motor activity area is consisting of restless, pacing, anxious, and echopraxia. Restless would describe Walter because his obsession took over his body and he was none stop all day trying to figure out what 23 meant without any rest barely. Pacing back and forth while trying to figure out the number 23. Anxious to find out the meaning behind the number 23 was how Walter acted throughout the movie. And echopraxia was something that occurred a lot with Walter during the movie as he repeated the number 23 several times. His thought and speech to me seemed delayed and blocking. His thoughts to me seemed delayed because he couldn’t remember his life before his failed suicide attempt, and blocking was the same thing in my opinion as his thoughts being delayed. Thought content for Walter would have to be bizarre because his thoughts were all over the place and mainly focusing on his past life. Judgement would be located as poor because he’s not in

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