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Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director's Cut Themes

Jhonen Vasquez
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Themes

Depression

Depression is the primary theme throughout the novel as Johnny battles his own depression and self-loathing. Johnny's depression, in the beginning, appears to stem only from the treatment of others toward him. However, as the novel proceeds, it is clear Johnny's problems stem beyond such trivialities. Johnny's alter egos begin to explain that Johnny cannot remember his own past nor his current situation. He recalls recent events, but only so far as they serve his current situation. His drawings of the past, highly detailed, vary drastically from his current work of Happy Noodle Boy, representing his decline. His urges to commit suicide, however futile, show his unhappiness with the state of his life. His inability to accept relationships, and his desire to kill loved ones to avoid the pain of losing them only further show his depressed state. Johnny himself admits that when he looks inside, he does...

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