This is one of my favorite movies of all time, and it stars my favorite actor, Jim Carrey. Here is a brief plot summary of the film. It starts with a very subtle mild mannered patrol officer called Charlie Baileygates ( Jim Carrey) getting married and having his wife leave him for the black limo driver, dropping three black kids in his lap. Charlie was such a pushover that he said that the kids were black because of his great grandmother, this is just an example of his gentile and gullible nature. Eventually as the years past him by and his kids grew, a series of misfortunes stretched over decades built up within him a furious rage which finally erupts in the form of Hank Evans, his alter ego, his other personality if you will, as nice is Charlie was is how mean Hank became, he was the type of person who wouldn’t take anything from anyone, get into a fight against impossible odds even if he was going to loose just to hurt the other party, and even steal ice-cream from kids and growl at them when they cried! Throughout the movie Hank appears whenever Charlie is hurt or in over his head to save the day, which is an example of Charlie running away from his inner demons, in the beginning it was either one or the other, Charlie or Hank who appears, but in the final scene they both appear taking over different parts of the body in a hilarious all out brawl over who should really own the body and who should disappear. In the end, charley, driven by the love he felt for the woman he was supposed to be protecting, and fearing for her life when she is taken hostage, pushes himself out of his cocoon of safety and decides to take actions into his own hands, driving Hank away for good. What Charlie suffered from in this movie was a rude and violent split personality, caused by Advanced Delusionary Schizophrenia with involuntary Narcissistic rage. That is the mental disorder I will be talking about in this paper.
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