Boy Staunton Character Analysis

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From start to finish it is apparent that Percy “Boy” Staunton from Fifth Business by Roberson Davies suffers from the personality disorder known as narcissism; which causes the victim to think too highly of themselves. A moment where Staunton shows that he believes he is greater than the main character: Dunstable Ramsay, is when he claims that “You unmarried men are terrible fretters. [...] The difference between us is that you've brooded over it and I've forgotten it” in a situation where he is trying to defend why he should not need to apologize for his past actions (Davies 270). Boy Staunton claiming such things shows that he believes that he is greater than others because he is able to forget about his guilty moments he had has in his past which clearly shows…show more content…
As well, another situation revealing Percy Staunton’s personality disorder is when he starts comparing himself to a prince. All though Percy did not directly state this, Ramsay mentions how “[…] Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, the Prince of Wales. The papers were full of the Prince at that time. He was the great ambassador of the Commonwealth [...]He was gloated over by old women who wondered what princess he would marry, and gloated over by young women because he thought more of looks and charm than of royal blood.[…] Just the very model for Boy Staunton, who saw himself in similar terms.” During a time where both where witnessing the Prince of Wales visit Ontario (Davies 109-110). The key component in what Ramsay says, is how he mentions that the King of Wales is gifted with a whole lot of admiration unlike Staunton that is merely a wealthy business man, he is unable to see the difference between himself and the king further proving he believes he is naturally a great man. All in all, Percy “Boy” Staunton from Fifth Business by Roberson Davies is has the personality disorder known as narcissism; causing him to think he is a much greater person than the rest of the
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