Prompting from his ownconscienceleads Mort to the realization that Shooter is not real,only a figment of Mort's imagination brought so vividly to life through undetecteddissociative identity disorder to personify the dark side of Mort's personality and tocommit acts that Mort himself feels he could not commit (murder and arson).During this revelation, his concerned ex-wife drives up to his cabin, and at thatinstant he changes his persona from the well-meaning Mort to the murderous Shooter.When his ex-wife walks in he is gone. She starts searching the house for Mort and findsan almost empty bottle of Jack Daniels on a table. We later learn that when influenced byJack Daniels, Mort's second personality "Shooter" comes alive. All over the walls shesees inscriptions of the word "shooter". She realizes after Mort reveals himself that"shooter" actually means "shoot her". After she realizes this she tries to run away butMort is too quick for her. He then kills his ex-wife and her lover, Ted, with a shovel and buries them in a garden where he later plants a crop of corn. Afterwards, Mort changes profoundly - his writer's block is finally over and his passion for life returns. The movie,however, ends on a rather sinister note. The localsheriff informs Mort that he knowswhat he did and as soon as they find the bodies, he'll go to prison. Mort dismisses thestatement nonchalantly, and replies that "The ending is the most important part of thestory. This one is very good. This one is perfect." It is then revealed to us that by growingand consuming corn from the garden where his ex-wife and her lover are buried, Mort isslowly trying to destroy all theevidenceneeded to incriminate him.
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ormerly known as Multiple PersonalityDisorder is the specific type of Dissociative disorder present to the main character. It ischaracterized by two or more fully developed distinct and unique personalities within the person. The personalities may take full control of the client, one at a time. The personalities may or may not be aware of each other.
Event that shows signs and symptoms
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