Posted: Mar 16, 2006 6:34 pm
When most people think of Winnie the Pooh written by A.A. Milne, they tend to think of childhood and innocence. What one does not realize is that the fantasy characters of Winnie the Pooh have just as many problems as the characters of Married with Children do. The innocence of these childhood stories hides the disorders that the main characters suffer from. The character of Winnie the Pooh is not only a “silly old bear,” he is a bear with an eating disorder called obesity. Christopher Robin’s imagination never fails to run wild with adventures. He is definitely the most creative and intelligent little boy, but he also shows symptoms of schizophrenia. Tigger sure is a happy and bubbly character! How can any one put up with him? He never stops moving. Today we would treat Tiggers behavior as attention deficit hyper active disorder (ADHD). Eeyore: that poor soul. How does he live with himself? He never fails to have his head down. Perhaps a doctor should prescribe him with medication for manic depression. Rabbit is another case. Is he ever not worried about his garden or angry at his friends in the one hundred acre wood? Can it be that Rabbit has anger management disorder and is a worry wart? Last but not least is little Piglet. God bless his soul, he is constantly shaking. The way he shakes makes him look like a chihuahua. It seems he suffers from a Phobia of everything. Winnie the Pooh is just one more step in proving that finding the faults in others helps us feel better about ourselves. This is true in television, movies, comedy, and yes even children’s books.
Today we would treat Tiggers behavior as attention deficit hyper active disorder (ADHD).