Some psychological issues may have been visible in Dahmer from a young age of being uncommunicative, withdrawn and a “loner” personality following a hernia surgery that was reportedly traumatizing to him. In an interview, Dahmer stated that he had violent thoughts intermingled with sex, one of having sex with a corpse. This clearly demonstrates some form of a mental illness with his alcohol dependency, necrophilia and possibly antisocial personality
According to “Journal of the Early Republic” eventually, the community admitted the trials were a mistake and ended up compensating the families of those convicted. Since then, the Salem Witch trials has become synonymous with paranoia, injustice, and fear; therefore, continues to occupy a unique place in our collective history. Because the belief in the supernatural and in the devil’s practice became widespread in the Salem village, it evoked fear among the community. Witchcraft was considered a sin and a crime because the witches were able to conjure the Devil to perform cruel acts against others.
Nathaniel Nguyen The Crucible Arthur Miller English 2 Honors Period 2 Witch Hunting During the years 1692 to 1693, The Salem Witch Trials were a time of great fear and hysteria, as even neighbors would accuse one another of witchcraft just to lower the suspicion that they themselves were witches. Although many people nowadays are very well aware of what happened during this frightful time, most still don’t know how the Salem Witch Trials actually began. The Crucible by Arthur Miller captures the horrific experience of the Salem Witch Trials from their very beginning, to their ending when people began realizing that the entire situation had been a lie from the very start.
Jeffrey Dahmer was born in Wisconsin on May 21, 1960. His parents were Lionel and Joyce Dahmer. In an interview by Stephanie Nolasco (2017) with Shari Jordan which was Jeffrey Dahmer’s step-mother it was
Around the turn of the 20th century, the Lost Generation was born. They came of age during World War I and as a whole became disillusioned and lost their naivety due to the senseless slaughter they saw in the war. In Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Morrison explores the harmful effects of slavery on not only the escaped slaves, but on there children, who are often overlooked. Denver is the protagonist of the story, she is the daughter of Sethe, an escaped slave who is terrified of her past demons returning. Because of her fears, Sethe shelters Denver to an extreme degree.
Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
That is the factor to why their marriage went down the drain, according to Rachel. She began binge drinking and Tom to have an affair with Anna. As a result of not having closure to Tom, and still loving him deeply, Rachel drinks frequently and she often gets blackouts while she does it. Under the influence of alcohol, Rachel even harasses Tom and Anna by calling them on their phones and visiting their house late at night.
Within a society with very strong puritan ideals, the Devil is renowned for his cruel reputation. His reputation is often correlated with trauma, death and confusion and his name summons immediate fear among the townsfolk. As the Putnams conclude that there are harmful spirits among their children, Mrs. Putnam also proclaims how she “ha[s] laid seven babies unbaptized in… this year, my Ruth... shrivels like a sucking mouth were pullin’ on her life too”(15). Ultimately, the Devil’s power is manufactured by the residents of Salem, based on fear from unexplainable incidents. For Mrs. Putnam, having each of her seven babies passing away provokes her to accuse the Devil of being responsible.
He suffered from epilepsy, which only grew worse due to the loss. This added to his overall declining health (Iswolsky). Another tragic event in Dostoevsky’s childhood that appears in Crime and Punishment occurred “when his closest play-mate, a girl of nine, was found raped one day in the hospital yard” ("Fyodor Dostoyevsky - A Writer 's Life"). This experience may have greatly influenced a character Raskolnikov discovers in the novel. He finds a young and innocent woman who has been taken advantage of, and he is immediately moved with compassion.
The first assumption emphasis on the physical basis of mental illness, which is, Bertha’s madness is congenital illness. However, from Rochester’s perspective, this physical illness is considered related to moral aspects. “Bertha Mason is mad; and she came of a mad family; idiots and maniacs through three generations! Her mother, the Creole, was both a madwoman and a drunkard!—As I found out after I had wed the daughter: for they were silent on family secrets before”(292). In Rochester’s opinion, the gestation of her madness is specifically linked to her drinking and to her sexual appetites—failures of the will, not the body.
As a child she stated was sexually abused and was also kicked out of the house by her grandfather. Which lead her to go down the wrong path and also the wrong side with the law. She never met her father but he was a child molester and she was abandon by her mother leaving her and her brother to stay with their alcoholic grandmother and their grandfather who had a temper and she later stated had sexually abuse her.
If you’ve ever seen horror movies about witches such as The Blair Witch Project, you’d know witches are horrifying. But that’s not the reason for why we see them in our history textbooks, witches were a vital part of history. The Salem Witch Trials era was an unforgettable part of our history and we need to learn about what happened in order to learn about our mistakes. The trials were unlawful and it’s important for us to never repeat the same mistakes that we made during that time period. Many died from those trials and it was a great tragedy that left the community damaged.
She drank to relieve stress, but it had gotten to the point where she could not go a day without this poison. I was thirteen years old is when it became a problem. Over the course of these three years, without my mom receiving the help she needed, it came down to us having to call 9-1-1. I was terrified to go home at night, to fall asleep, and to stay asleep because of the nightmares I would have about that night. I did not want to talk to her because of how much I resented her.
Aileen Wuornos from what I have read so far about her is very surprising. She has dealt with growing up with her grandparents after her dad killed himself while serving his prison term and her mother had abandoned her. Wuornos’ grandmother was an alcoholic and she was sexually abused by her grandfather and had allegedly sexual relations with her brother. I feel like all these events that she has gone through as a young woman has set her up to later becoming a serial killer. • Did Wournos experience alloplastic adaptation or
Mary Flora Bell was born May 26, 1957 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom and is still alive today. Mary, as we all know her, was called The Tyneside Strangler. Mary strangled two boys, ages 3 and 4, to death in 1968. She was 10 years old – this occurred the day before her 11th birthday. In December of 1968, Mary was convicted of manslaughter for the 2 killings.