Narcissistic Personality Disorder In Walt Disney's Snow White

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Narcissistic personality disorder is often associated with people who have exaggerated feelings of self-importance, a strong sense of entitlement and a lack of empathy towards others. Like Narcissus from Greek mythology, the evil queen from Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs suffers from this condition. Some say that because of this, the evil queen is the most mentally disturbed characters in all of Walt Disney’s animated movies. Due to the queen’s personality disorder, she is devoted to her thirst for more power, as well as being what she calls “ the fairest in the land”. The evil queen is so preoccupied with her own beauty and power that she is ready to do whatever it takes, even if it means murdering her own stepdaughter, Snow White. She even went to the extent of hiring a huntsman to carry out these actions.…show more content…
She owns a talking mirror, which could be seen as a from of delusions, and asks it every morning if she is “the fairest of them all”. Given the time period of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, which is estimated to be during the 12-13th century, owning a mirror was extremely uncommon. This goes to prove how obsessed she is her beauty and how great her need for admiration is. She cannot bare the thought of someone being more beautiful than her and is ready to commit horrific acts in order to prevent this from happening. When the magical talking mirror tells the evil queen that “Famed is thy beauty, Majesty. But hold, a lovely maid I see. Rags cannot hide her gentle grace. Alas, she is more fair than thee”, she furiously asks it who it is. When the magical mirror reveals to the queen that the fairest being in the land is Snow White, she employs a huntsman to murder Snow and bring back her heart as a trophy. The queen is clearly selfish when it comes to getting what she wants. She will attempt to do whatever she wants and however she wants to accomplish her goal of being the the fairest in the

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