Character Analysis Of The Mad Hatter In Alice In Wonderland

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Introduction: In Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, a twenty-year-old girl named Alice Kingsley experiences very strange dreams ever since she was a child. She dreams of a smiling cat, a white rabbit in a waistcoat, a blue caterpillar and much more unusual things. At her surprise engagement party, Alice was walking in the garden when she noticed something strange. To her surprise, she saw a white rabbit in a waistcoat that looked exactly like the one in her dreams. Suddenly, Alice becomes overwhelmed at the sudden proposal and was distracted by the white rabbit continuously pointing to his pocket watch. Alice followed the rabbit and tumbled down a dark hole after him. Alice finds herself in a familiar place called Underland along with many…show more content…
This is a relatively new diagnosis in the personality disorder literature, and there is very little written on its psychodynamics (Perry, Presniak, & Olson, 2013). According to the DMS-V, the criteria for Schizotypal Personality Disorder includes the following: “A.) (1.) ideas of reference (excluding delusions of reference), (2.) odd belief or magical thinking that influences behavior and is inconsistent with subcultural norms (e.g., superstitiousness, belief in clairvoyance, telepathy, or “sixth sense”; in children and adolescents, bizarre fantasies or preoccupations), (3.) unusual perceptual experiences, including bodily illusions, (4.) odd thinking and speech (e.g., vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, overelaborate, or stereotyped), (5.) suspiciousness or paranoid ideation, (6.) inappropriate or constricted affect, (7.) behavior or appearance that is odd, eccentric, or particular, (8.) lack of close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives, (9.) excessive social anxiety that does not diminish with familiarity and tends to be associated with paranoid fears rather than negative judgments about self” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). From the following criteria, the Mad Hatter suffers from odd thinking and speech,
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