This is just a fun & interpretative thread.
Is there any book characters (Or movie characters) that you think are Borderlines? Or any other mental illness?
I personally think that Madame Bovary from the book "Madame Bovary" is a definite Borderline. She cheats impulsively, feels empty inside & tries to fill her emptiness with different lovers, & she impulsively commits suicide with black & white thinking. A typical Borderline.
Also, one could argue that Anna Karenina from the book of her namesake, is a Borderline as well. She commits adultery, feels empty. VERY empty, part of the reason I love the book is because I can relate. & Then she commits suicide when she sees no way out in her black & white thinking. The two characters are fairly similar, although I like Anna better.
Also, Ofelia from Hamlet. One of the easiest characters to interpret as "mad". Some have said she was Bipolar, but she could fit Borderline as well. Borderline's can go into psychosis like she did. Also she fell in depression & let herself die. I will argue that she, too, had the typical Borderline "emptiness".
Back in the olden days, these femmes would be called "hysterics". Borderlines are today's hysterics.
What do you guys think? Am I missing any characters?