Parry, is a homeless man who has a tragic past. Before Parry ever meets Jack, Jack changes Parry’s life without even knowing. In the past, Parry’s real name was Harry and he was a medieval professor at Hunter college. On the night of the shooting, Harry’s wife was shot in the back of the head right in front of Harry. The shooting changed Harry forever. Right after the shooting, Harry stopped speaki...
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...stroyed when his wife is murdered. Parry develops repression due to the murder. Anytime, Parry begins to think about his wife or begins to have happiness the Red Knight appears and Parry represses back until the next emotional episode. Parry also has regression because he goes back to a time before he knew his wife. He is safe there from harm and anytime the accident appears Parry has to use dissociation. Parry tries to separate himself from the Red Knight by having the little people to help him find the Holy Grail. When the guest is over, maybe then Parry will be safe from his emotions. Parry does not remember his wife and what happen and when he does remember he goes into repression. The defense mechanisms are working together to help keep Parry protected from the tragic event or every feeling the happiness he once had. Parry is afraid of being destroyed again.
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