To dehumanize someone is to strip an individual of their individuality including their human attributes and qualities. For as long as mental illnesses have been known, people have treated those with illnesses much differently. A particular assertion i tend to agree with is that people who have mental disorders are always dehumanized in some way. This dehumanization is shown in One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest alongside other perspectives such as a live and pop culture point of view. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey reveals the insensitive treatment and dehumanization of the mentally ill.
This alludes the reader to remember the conditions of how mentally ill humans were treated and how most people would have to resort to mental institutions. So even if the husband in hand made the illness worse by secluding her, he is not the monster. But there is still the problem with her seclusion as a whole and psychologically pushes her to have lack of meaning to life. This is where her imagination begins to wonder through the wallpaper and from a psychological standpoint does what is expected -- creates a reason to be in the world and try to subconsciously overcome the issue by creating a woman who needs help out of the
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey, took place in an mental hospital during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The narrator Chief Bromden was a patient of a metal hospital for ten years. In the beginning of the book Chief was dominated by his fear of the Combine. The combine was “a huge conglomeration that controls society and forces people into conformity.” (SparkNotes Editors) For the majority of the story Chief pretended to be deaf and dumb to avoid attentions. The mental hospital divided the patients into two groups, the Acutes and the Chronics.
The short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver along with “Flight Patterns” by Sherman Alexie show those negative impacts of stereotypes that not only affect the victims of stereotyping but also change the characters’ personality negatively. The main characters in both stories dismiss and judge others based on their own perceptions about different types of people but in the end they realize that because of having the stereotypes so deep-rooted in their minds caused them trouble accepting the reality. Although these two stories are different, there’s one thing that they both contain. They both deal with characters that misjudge other people. The main character in “Cathedrals” is a perfect example of how the stereotypes can affect a person and his/her personality.
If individuals were more observant of the feelings of other people and how their envy can be very impactful, they might be able to prevent the pain of many. Jealousy has always been and will always be very powerful; however, the pain it causes can be simply avoided in most cases, which would have saved Margot from a lifetime of hurt. Jealousy can change individuals for the worse because they forget to care about other people’s feelings and they become caught in their own thoughts, which, in the end, leads to hurting others and sometimes themselves as
I believe Macbeth shows many signs of a bipolar disorder, one of the worst disorders. It causes one’s mind to change, to have bad mood swings to think the need everything or deserve it. Because of Macbeth’s mental disorder he devised his own demise. Macbeth shows signs when he shows signs of anxiety and violence. When he can’t make up his mind on what he wants to do.
Another point to note was that McMurphy seems abnormal among the patients. Especially with his laugh, I kept thinking that he might be mentally ill and not fake it (Kesey). But if you just imagine his behavior outside of the asylum, then it seems normal. This phenomenon is well known in psychology. It says that person once convicted of mental illness have an uphill battle to prove that he is not.
Having a primary judgment is natural, but preventing oneself from experiencing human interaction because of some broad title is uncalled for and rude. Those who read fiction and mentally observe this socially constructed isolation tend to be more understanding, empathizing, and open minded. By using literature and even historical events to open one’s mind, one can surpass this subconscious animalistic judgment and break these metaphorical barriers of social
S. A. Kinner. (2016) used mixed-methods designs including both quantitative and qualitative questions in his study about the attitudes towards seclusion and restraint in mental health settings. Results indicated that most of the participants consider the practices of seclusion and restraint were likely to cause harm, breach human rights, compromise trust and potentially cause or trigger past trauma. The opinion patients about the seclusion and restraint as harmful difference the professionals view about this practice. Many participants believed that it was both desirable and feasible to eliminate mechanical restraint, especially professionals, believed that seclusion and some forms of restraint were likely to make some benefits, including increasing
Culturally, the evil eye is a human look that is believed to cause harm to someone, and in my personal life my mother and grandma believe the old superstition that if someone admires someone too much they can cause physical harm to someone, most often in the forms of nausea and headaches. The colloquialism of “the eye” is not only efficient establishing dialogue indicative of the times, but associating Curley’s wife through cultural connotation of the evil eye with ill-intent before she is even properly introduced. This criticism Candy has of Curley’s shows the sexism of the characters in the novel. In Curley’s opinion, nothing else is noteworthy about Curley’s wife besides her appearance and sexual desire for men other than her husband. Curley’s wife is not regarded as a person in Candy’s eyes, and many other men on the farm, but rather as a sexual object with no back story, ideas or personality traits other than loose.