Character Analysis Of Dory In Finding Dory And Short Term Memory Loss

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Dory is a Regal Blue Tang that lives in the ocean along with her friends Marlin and Nemo. She has a charming personality, and is a very happy and excited character. Dory would love to chat with you all day and tell you her whole life story...but she can’t. Dory is a very forgetful fish and can’t seem to remember things very well. She suffers from short term memory loss, and is unable to retain her memories. According to Dory’s bio on, “Dory is the friendliest fish in the ocean. Although she suffers from short term memory loss, to Dory, the glass is always half full.” In the previous movie Finding Nemo, Dory offers to help Marlin on his journey to find his missing son, Nemo. When she starts traveling with Marlin, her memory can…show more content…
Anterograde amnesia is the loss of the ability to create new memories, leading to a partial or complete inability to recall the recent past (Luke Mastin, 2010). Some symptoms include the impaired ability to learn new information following the onset of amnesia. Recent memories are most likely to be lost, while more remote or deeply ingrained memories may be spared. Someone may recall experiences from childhood or know the names of past presidents, but not be remember what month it is or what was for breakfast (Mayo Clinic, 2014). Throughout the movie, it is evident that Dory shows symptoms of anterograde amnesia. She often has difficulty remembering conversations within minutes of having them, which can explain her bizarre behavior to those around her. In Finding Nemo, Dory mispronounces Nemo’s name several times. Even at the end of the movie, she calls Nemo “Elmo” by mistake. Another example of Dory’s amnesia is at the start of Finding Nemo. Dory bumps into Marlin, who is frantically pursuing a boat that has abducted his son. After a short exchange, Dory helps show Marlin the way it went. After swimming for only a few minutes, Dory completely forgets who Marlin is and why he is following her. Throughout the movie, it is apparent that Dory suffers from Anterograde amnesia. She has trouble

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