Iago’s behaviour and how that makes him a psychopath. Hans Jürgen Eysenck mentioned in his book Crime and Personality the following definition of a psychopath: Individuals who have considerable difficulty in social adjustment, without the traditional lack of intelligence or structural brain disease. Among the symptoms are lack of emotional control, unsatisfactory adjustment to social standards, irresponsibility of characters and impulsiveness. “The psychopath can usually verbalize all the social and moral rules but he does not seem to be able to understand them and to obey them in the way others do.” (Eysenck 54) Fred West characterizes Iago in Shakespeares’ Othello as a psychopath in his article “Iago the Psychopath” because of his manipulations and false honesty, yet his definition overlooks important characteristics such as his failures in relationships, parasitic lifestyle. unreliability and irresponsibility.
May be because maybe the serial killer has some underline sexual issues and does not want to reveal it to the public so he decides to pick up a complete stranger and take his frustrations out on a prostitute. Another reason could be the person wanting to act out sexual fantasies that a normal woman would not want to condone to so they pay someone for it and fulfill their deranged fantasy, but the worse part is that they probably like it and just keep doing it over and over(Moses,2006). Seeing that serial killers do have repeat patterns. Most serial killers do see as everyone beneath them some of them have a narcissistic disorder so when one sees a prostitute the prostitute probably does not even register as a human in a serial killers
Introduction The terms psychopath and sociopath are synonymous for a chronic mental condition known as antisocial personality disorder, which is characterized by a tenacious disregard and violation of others. People with this disorder tend to compulsively lie and manipulate people for their own personal gain while feeling no guilt or remorse for their actions (Comer, 2008). This chronic personality disorder is first observed in childhood or adolescence in the form of conduct disorder. A child with conduct disorder displays severe tantrums, aggression, and defiance towards figures of authority (INSTERM, 2005). As the child matures into an adult, these dysfunctional tendencies will often lead to law breaking and substance abuse (Mayo Clinic, 2013).
This Quote represents Insanity (Sociopathy) because it shows both Perry’s killer natural way of thinking and it also shows Dick’s colossal use of them to get what he desires. Dick suffers brain damage he received from a concussion and Perry has paranoid schizophrenia . This could possibly contribute to their questionable mental state of mind. Some symptoms of insanity include : frequent lying, stealing , fighting , no guilt or remorse for anything whatsoever , breaking the law repeatedly , the ability to act charming and witty, disregarding of the safety of others, manipulating other people 's emotions, and inability to tolerate frustration . Both Dick and Perry poses some of these traits / symptoms which may lead us to believe they could
“Iago belongs to a select group of villains in Shakespeare who, while plausibly motivated in human terms, also take delight in evil for its own sake” (Bevington, 2014, p 607). Understanding his sense of self might reveal another tragedy regarding how egos across the human condition demonstrate unique frailness. “Critics often debate Iago's motives. What drives him to act as he does? Some people believe Iago is simply, but purely, evil, doing immoral things merely to be bad” (Hacht, 2007, p, 657).
This question makes it clear that Danforth cannot see past the innocent faces of the girls and into the evil that lurks below. As a head judge, Danforth should be able to see through the deceptions of criminals. Danforth’s lack of common sense is one of many examples that prove that he is the most responsible for the hysteria during the
Though victor’s pleasure, terror, punishment, and extracting confessions are seen as illiberal, they are occurring factors to torture. It is completely wrong to abuse and torture a child, however it is not wrong to discipline; there is a difference between abuse
The Puritans were by far the most prudish and pedantic society in existence. “Puritan’s tolerance to sins against the Christian doctrine was very miniscule if any” (Weldon, n.d). On an apparent notice, Hester’s punishment was lenient but a closer inspection shows that the mental and emotional trauma of her punishment was crueler than initial anticipation. The magistrates wanted her and her sin to exist within their society hoping that this would bring unfathomable guilt to the male perpetrator and ultimately lead to him being brought to justice. So in hindsight, her punishment was more or less altered by this secret she hid within
Hollywood is mostly to blame for stereotyping people for their own financial benefits and sensationalizing, glamorizing the disease of mental illness. They are largely responsible for how we think a mentally ill person should behave, that they are criminals, a waste of time, all of them homeless, and how they appear on the outside (how they wear their clothes, hygiene, etc.). So with that mindset we tend to stay away from people with the debilitating disease, shun them from communities and tend to want to lock them up when in fact they are just like you and I. Some are highly functional and can live within a society but have demons they battle such as bipolar disease, anxiety, depression and you
The connection loss can cause many problems for the serial killer’s thought process. A person’s negative emotions are censored by the prefrontal cortex which is then controlled by the amygdala. The amygdala responds to the emotion that is needed after the impulse reaches the prefrontal cortex. When the connection of the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex is low, the body has trouble processing negative emotions (Brogaard 2). The lack of negative emotions can make the serial killer lose the recognition of when they or someone around them needs empathy, is embarrassed or is hurt by others’ actions.