Annie Wilkes’ Misery: Psychopathy Review


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Legal and law institutions use a psychopathy checklist called the PCL-R. It is a 20 question checklist rating psychopathic behaviors and traits such as manipulativeness and superficial charm, as well as previous juvenile delinquent acts and lifestyle choices. Knowing this, I’d like to discuss a popular movie with famous actress Kathy Bates, Misery. Annie Wilkes is a complex character; she is devoutly religious but has severe behavior and personality issues. During Annie Wilkes’ episodes in the movie, there is a side of her that is shown that can be considered psychopathic.