As Stephen King once said, “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” Stephen King, an american horror author, is considered by the masses to be one of the most influential authors of the late nineteenth and twentieth century. With at least 136 works from novels to novellas written, King has left a lasting impact on everyone all around the world. King combined horror with mystery to give readers a story to remember. Kings books not only appear in almost every library, but are shown through movies ranging from The Shining (1980) to It (2017). King was placed number one on New York Times best-seller list before the book It was officially published.
However, film critic, Robin Wood, argues that ‘since Psycho, the Hollywood cinema has implicitly recognised horror as both American and familial’ he then goes on to connect this with Psycho by claiming that it is an “innovative and influential film because it supposedly presents its horror not as the produce of forces outside American society, bit a product of the patriarchal family which is the fundamental institution of American society” he goes on to discuss how our civilisation either represses or oppresses (Skal, 1994). Woods claim then suggests that in Psycho, it is the repressions and tensions within the normal American family which produces the monster, not some alien force which was seen and suggested throughout the 1950 horror films. At the beginning of the 60’s, feminisation was regarded as castration not humanization. In “Psycho” (1960) it is claimed that the film presents conservative “moral lessons about gender roles of that the strong male is healthy and normal and the sensitive male is a disturbed figure who suffers from gener confusion” (Skal, 1994). In this section of this chapter I will look closely at how “Psycho” (1960) has layers of non-hetro-conforming and gender-non conforming themes through the use of Norman Bates whose gender identitiy is portrayed as being somewhere between male and female
According to Freud, within the traditional Oedipus complex the child must identify with the same-sex parent in order to resolve the conflict. Freud suggests that while the primal id wants to eliminate the father, the more realistic ego knows that the father is much stronger (Freud 1923 : 33). The child then feels what is called ‘castration anxiety’, which is said to be a fear of both literal and figurative, or metaphorical, emasculation - thus a fear is created within the child that his father will castrate him as a punishment for desiring his mother (Cherry 2015 : Online). Within the traditional Oedipus complex model, in order to resolve this conflict the boy identifies with his father, which initiates the formation of the inner moral authority of the superego, an internalisation of the father figure that aims to suppress the urges of the id and make the ego act upon the idealistic morals of the superego (Cherry 2015 :
Randle is quite intimidating, so the young lady may have felt pressured and persuaded into the sex act. While he was in the ward during the movie he depicted some other characteristics of being mentally ill such as manipulativeness, callousness, hostility, irresponsibility, impulsivity, risk taking, impairments in empathy, and poor self-direction. Along with his statutory rape he has five assault
For those of you who recognize this character’s name I hope it gives you some shivers. For those who have no idea who he is I will explain. He is a character in a movie directed by one of the most creative and spectacular movie directors Alfred Hitchcock. Who made horror movies the way they should be made and all of his affect you psychologically. It all began in 1960 when Hitchcock made the horror movie classic “Psycho” starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.
James Whaley is an English born director whom participated in several films for Universal studios where he eventually took up the task of directing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein novel following the popular release of Dracula that same year. The success of Frankenstein was rooted in it’s genre being a horror film and the immediate success it brought to movie producers. The interpretation by Whaley is highlighted by several plot transitions which are not shown in the movie as well as certain alterations like Henry Frankenstein (Victor in the book) using a criminal brain rather than any other brain collected as implied by Shelley. Other major differences in the plot of the movie compared to the novel involves the monster Frankenstein himself and everything about the character. In the movie Frankenstein is portrayed as an impulsive monster only capable of fulfilling his most physical and animal like actions.
The pristine blankness of their mind is susceptible to impressions, both positive and negative, from external factors, primarily parenting, schooling and their interactions with society. Victor’s physical and emotional reactions to his child tarnish this slate, altering the monster’s interpretation of the parent-child relationship and that of his part in the social order. Victor’s “bitterness of disappointment” reflects through his avoidance of his creation and foreshadows the abuse and abandonment that would ensue for the rest of the novel (Shelley 60). The monster cannot help his actions and thoughts because the only moral confidant that could possibly understand him is the absent
Vincent Van Gough’s role was played by Kirk Douglas and the role of his brother was played by James Donald. The film received three nominations for Academy Award and Anthony Quinn who has a minor role garnered Best Actor in Supporting Role Oscar. Rotten Tomatoes considered this film as famous in which, the story was about the real connection between Van Gough’s brother and himself. This biopic has used almost 200 original paintings of Van Gough. Even though the Lust for Life film have failed to receive the mandatory number of viewers to acquire the seal of “Certifies Fresh” still, the film presently has an approval rating of 100% from the Rotten Tomatoes critics and was appreciated very well by many critics.
After he was raped, Brandon apologized to John and Tom and said that “this is all my fault”. Brandon felt as if he was the one to blame, even after these men beat, raped, and humiliated him. Brandon believed that he was the problem, when in fact he was just trying to live his life the way he wanted to, and he did nothing wrong. After he was raped, Brandon reported it to the police and the way he was treated was horrible. The Sheriff who talked to Brandon had absolutely no compassion for him and what he went through.
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.
According to Bandura 's social learning theory, people are not born with the ability to act violently, however, it is learned through the "process of behavior modeling and observation" through several outlets such as family interactions or mass media. There 's a strong correlation between an early childhood aggression and an adolescent aggression. Osibin could possibly have been exposed to violence as a child and have a strained relationship with her mother growing up. Alicia Osibin may have suffered from poor role models which "produces imitation and instigation of socially undesirable behaviors," such as violent acts. Furthermore, the psychodynamic theory proposed that "criminals are frustrated and aggravated" due to negative events in their childhood which affect the individual 's unconscious.
War and terrorism cause children to live in a toxic and violent environment, causing them to sometimes turn to violence and terrorism. Substance dependence and substance abuse cause an impairing of judgment and may cause those who are addicted to have a violent behavior when they do not get the substance on a daily basis. Darth Vader is an example of someone who turned to evil to help change his family’s fate, but ended up as a ruthless and hate-filled being. While people in these situations are inherently good and usually mean no harm, their situations and environment around them cause to act in a way where their inherent good becomes