Theme Of Ptsd In Finding Nemo

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Psychological Disorders in Finding Nemo Many times movies have hidden things inside them. Disney does an excellent job with being able to reach all ages. Finding Nemo is a perfect example of being able to reach all ages of viewers. I first watched Finding Nemo when I was six years old. As a first grader I just thought Finding Nemo was a funny movie about a not so funny clown fish trying to find his son. Little did I know there were psychological disorders in the movie as well. The movie starts out with Marlin showing his wife their new home. They are so excited about their future with their new home and their 400 children that are waiting to be hatched. When then a violent barracuda destroys the plans that Marlin has for his family. Marlin …show more content…
A person can suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by experiencing an injury or going through a traumatic experience. People with PTSD often have nightmares, severe aniexty, and even can remember the event perfectly clear like if it was reoccurring again. Marlin’s wife was killed by a violent fish in the beginning of the movie. Not only did the fish kill his wife, but it also killed all of their kids as well except one, Nemo. Due to this traumatic event that occurred, Marlin has flashbacks from his wife’s death and has aniexty with doing new things. Due to his disorder he is very protective over his son, Nemo. When Nemo flew out of the house and go stuck, Marlin freaked out because he thought Nemo could not get himself out. After he got Nemo out he swore up and down that there had to be something wrong with Nemo, even when Nemo said he was perfectly fine. He has pushed back Nemo going to school because “Nemo was not ready” but in reality, it was because he was not ready to let Nemo go out on his own. Sometimes throughout the movie I thought that Marlin suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well. For example, he had a fear of the open sea and also the things that were in the sea. Every time that Marlin left his home he would check his surroundings three times before he actually left the house. But throughout the …show more content…
My father never had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but, he knew people in his unit that were trying to overcome the psychological disorder. Personally, I have never known someone who has the disorder but I know what it is about. But also our television and movie industry misrepresents this disorder. Often they show soldiers suffering from PTSD and when they come home, they can not function normally. They are often seen as the “bad guy”. Often the media blows the symptoms out of proportion. In watching Finding Nemo, I learned that when people with Post Traumatic Disorder have flashbacks, they are triggered by certain sights or actions. Throughout media Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be portrayed both accurately (Finding Nemo) and inaccurately (Nightmare on Elm Street). Watching Finding Nemo taught me that it is important to understand that sometimes everything we see in films and television shows are not always

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