The Machinist : I still don't understand why Trevor was so skinny..

I still don't understand why Trevor was so skinny..

I know he was an insomniac, but that wouldn't translate into being stick thin, just tired looking.

My strength is greater than my weakness

Re: I still don't understand why Trevor was so skinny..

Because of what he did, he also can't bring himself to eat, it's unrelated to the insomnia: He isn't limited to suffering in one way.

Re: I still don't understand why Trevor was so skinny..

They didn't really delve into the whole not eating thing. In fact, i'm sure theres a couple of scenes where he eats chicken wings??

And what he did was tragic but it was an accident, right?

My strength is greater than my weakness

Re: I still don't understand why Trevor was so skinny..

I'd say it was that the guilt from the hit and run caused a marathon insomnia. That would bring about clinical depression which, in many cases, cause people to lose a great deal of weight.

I had a bout of serious depression back in early '11 and I must have dropped about 20 pounds. It wasn't healthy, though, and I remember my own mother saying I looked "old". I'm fine now, though, ha ha.
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