He has intense fits of anger and violence, accompanied by reclusive tendencies and the want to be hidden and unseen. To describe his fits of violence, Mr. Enfield said that Hyde “seemed to listen with an ill-contained impatience. And then all of a sudden he broke out in a great flame of anger” (pg 69). This lack of control over his rage is consistent with many different mental conditions. And though the reader is by no means in a place to diagnose and right off all of his flaws and acts of violence as mental illness, we also can’t dismiss Hyde as a purely evil man.
He says Hamlet is “unquestionably mentally ill” with symptoms such as “delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, social behavior and speech, suicidal ideations and acting out violently” (31). It is true that Hamlet acted out in inappropriate ways. Nonetheless, his uncle did kill his dad and soon after his mother married his uncle. It is very reasonable to act out and be mad after such a tragedy. Hamlet has no option than to believe that everyone is against him, which explains the paranoia.
One definition of madness is “mental delusion of the eccentric behavior arising from it.” However, as Emily Dickinson once wrote, “Much madness is divinest Sense/ To a discerning Eye.” In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, the main character, Prince Hamlet, shows apparent madness which proves to serve an important role throughout the story. This erratic behavior consists of his seemingly senseless dialogues, his loss of care for Ophelia, and his increasingly aggressive nature. Such behavior often proves justified by the play’s audience due to its convincing nature despite Hamlet’s predisposition towards insanity. Primarily, Hamlet provides hints towards his apparent madness through his seemingly insane dialogues. This is most prominently displayed
Imbecilic practical jokes are only a thin veil covering an uglier truth. People of abnormal characteristics – be it incredibly high IQ or a sub-par IQ- disgust ‘average people’ who are ignorant when dealing with ‘abnormal people’. In “Flowers for Algernon,” this disgust and repulsion manifested as a petition to fire Charlie (when he was a genius); a petition that was signed by all but one person. Ignorance, revulsion, and cruel amusement combined to create the phrase “pulled a Charlie Gordon.” Charlie’s colleagues (mainly Frank and
Similarly, Macbeth 's own mental state initiates a rivalry within itself. The thought of killing Duncan brings Macbeth 's brain into turmoil, causing him to hallucinate. He then questions his own sanity by asking if the imaginary dagger is physical " Or art thou but // A dagger of the mind, a false creation // Proceeding from the heat-oppressèd brain?" (Act2:1:37-39). The imagery used of a brain physically over-heating accentuates the idea that Macbeth is beginning to lose his sanity as his brain can no longer function accordingly due to all the incalescence.
If you treat someone badly, they will become the person you made them to be. The monster was bullied by the people just for the way he looks and later made him a bully to the humans. “The creature’s more heinous actions, for all intents and purposes, may make him a true monster, but it is important to note that he is not irretrievably so. He consistently displays the capacity and drive to be something
In Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho, Norman Bates is portrayed as a serial killer. It can be implied that due to Norman’s multiple killings, he’s both a bad person and a murderer; however, Norman Bates is innocent. Suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)- or multiple personality disorder- Norman’s uncontrollable and horrendous acts of murder are his cries for help. Norman’s lack of social interaction plays a grand role in his inability to properly interact with people. Moreover, in Norman’s twisted childhood, he depending strongly on his mother for “social interaction.”.
Arthur Miller's The Crucible highlights a human frailty, arrogance, responsible for the witch hysteria in the 1690s. Each character portrays arrogance which make him abuse power. The play explores the human nature of being arrogant and the fear of tarnishing one's reputation, by acting unmorally. Through Hale's, Parris's, and Danforth's actions, Miller indicates that arrogance is the frailty most responsible for the witch hysteria. Initially Reverand Hale's education and which portrays him as arrogant and lets him assume that he has the power to accuse innocent people of witchcraft, however after he realizes the effect that his power has on innocent people, he quits the court.
Perry has many sociopathic characteristics including, lack of moral responsibility or social conscience, erratic behavior, rage and anger, ability form a particular relationship to one person, crimes are usually spontaneous. Perry’s erratic spontaneous outbursts is what caused him to go through with the murders and slit Mr. Clutter’s throat which put him on the killing frenzy that ended the rest of the Clutters lives. Capote highlights Perry’s sociopathic tendencies by comparing them to that of Dicks Psychopathic tendencies which exemplifies how when put together they are at each others fault for the
I think his exaggerated laughter was spot on, capturing the euphoric insanity of the character. He even pleasurably grunts and moans in response to inflicting pain on others, revealing his animalistic and masochistic side. The erratic use of nitrous oxide also serves to represent Orin’s problems with addiction and his underlying insecurities. Maybe he self-medicates to escape the demons that are inside his head, using his laughing gas to make living a little bit