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I've been a huge fan of Eric Kripke's work. He has brought one of the most realistic psychological perspective of being a human. I'd like to discuss about his ending with my theory but I will get to that at the end. This is only the beginning, by publishing this first article. My theory is based on the ending that Eric Kripke had in mind for the fifth season of the television series, Supernatural.
I will be talking about Dean, everything that he has been through as a human being as equally as all human beings have been through. This will make you understand his situation and will give you a more clear thought to the theoretical ending which I will publish in another article.
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. People with depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable or restless. It's possible for every single human to have been in depression because it's a perfectly human thing to feel. They lose all hope in life, all the hope they built for, all the hope they worked for. They lose it when their mind is the state of depression. It blocks every single output in life and disconnects them from reality. Depression might be one of the reasons why humans are creating their own reality.
Now that I've clarified about what depression is about. I'll be talking about Dean Winchester as a human being. A human who has been through enough suffering. He has a very good and pure soul. In this reality, everything that is supernatural exists. Angels, demons, werewolves, witches, ghosts, ghouls even Tinkerbell! He's had a troubled childhood. When he was 5, his mother burned on the ceiling of his baby brother's room under supernatural circumstances. His father witnessed it and went crazy because he couldn't believe what he's seen. This event is what led this family into the supernatural world. John, the father, became a hunter after the tragic event. Which caused the brothers to embark on a strange journey into the supernatural realm. They were raised to be hunters. Now if a person with normal circumstances had a tragic event like that to occur to them, how do you expect them to live their lives without being depressed?
All this to say, Dean has lived through all this. He's lost his mother and couldn't live a normal life as a teenager nor as an adult. He had to move around all the time in order to hunt the supernatural. How do you think as a human being, he would feel about this in a psychological level? His thoughts must have went through one hell of a depression. How did he neglect depression you say? He gave himself a purpose. He told himself that he will kill any evil, talking about the supernatural that is. Every time he hunted down evil, he knew he was doing it for a better cause, he knew what he was doing would make a change in the world. Not that anyone in this reality knew about the supernatural world.
From what I'm trying to say, you might understand that Dean gave himself a purpose. But in reality, his reality, he's living by a purpose that is not pure. He's blinded by this purpose which he gave to himself. He never found peace with his soul, which is what he should have done. He's been killing. Killing the supernatural because he think's that they are all evil. But how can he differentiate that? How can he know what's evil and what's not? He uses his judgement and he plans to make the kill. That is what's wrong of him.
This is what describes Dean as a human. All this to conclude that all humans can go through what Dean has went through, no matter what the circumstance is. The only flaw in him is that he didn't give himself the right purpose. He needed to find peace within himself first. He care's so little about himself.. I will be posting more articles about this topic, all to end with the great theoretical conclusion.