Is Boo Radley Linked to Jeff the Killer? Though the two stories have major contrasts, the urban legends of Boo Radley. and Jeff the Killer, hold many resembling factors. Throughout the novel of To Kill A Mockingbird one of the main characters is Boo Radley , a creepy neighbor in Maybcomb County that most of the entire town fears. In the book the people of Maycomb have created myths about Boo, depicting him as someone who is crazy, and someone who should not be messed with.
Apathetic Demeanors Many people in today’s society view psychopaths and sociopaths as ruthless serial killers who are menaces to the peace of society. Albert Camus’s novella, The Stranger, provides another look at a psychopathic and sociopathic characteristics in a person. Meursault, the protagonist in Camus’s novella, exhibits psychopathic and sociopathic tendencies; although Meursault displays both, he is more closely aligned with a sociopath which eventually leads to his execution. Meursault’s psychopathic outbursts and feelings cause him to take radical action against an innocent man and expose feelings about his mother which eventually leads to Meursault’s trial. An article titled “Psychopath vs. Sociopath: What 's the Difference”, written by Natasha Tracy, draws the line between psychopaths’ and sociopaths’ traits.
A Mockingbird is considered for someone who displays innocence, kindness and does not want any recognition of the good deeds they do for others. The factors that classify Boo Radley is his morality and his sentiments. In the beginning of the novel, everyone misjudges Boo Radley as a radical and violent man, including Scout and Jem. There were many false allegations made that Boo Radley was in power of killing his father with scissors, poisoned the pecans in his yard, and is chosen to blame for all the “stealthy crimes”, in Maycomb County. For many years Boo has cared dearly for the Finch children.
In Psycho, Norman Bates’ life is dictated by the personality of his mother, Norma Bates. This despotism causes Norman to commit atrocities that he otherwise would not commit had his personality been in control of his body. Displacement is a significant defense mechanism utilized in the film, Psycho. It serves to demonstrate the contrast between the selfish and the apologetic; that is Norma and Norman, respectively. The initial implementation of this defense mechanism can be identified when “mother” kills Marion Crane.
Eventually, Macbeth, ridden with guilt, fear, and paranoia, commits even more murders in an attempt to secure his power; instead, he is overthrown and killed by Macduff. The downfall of the Macbeth is caused by the pulling of a thread — his first interaction with the witches — and the unraveling of his mind into insanity which is shown through his loss of empathy, his increased hostility and paranoia, and his delirious hallucinations. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth’s mental health is seemingly stable, and although he has just finished fighting a battle, his thinking is still rational. His first words spoken are: “So foul and fair a day I have not seen” (1.3.39). He shows remorse over those who were killed in the battle and recognizes that even though he has
This may be true, but the narrator from The Tell Tale Heart is worse because his mental illness is so severe, that he loses control and kills an innocent old man. The narrator says in desperation, “If you still think me mad, you will no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body.” (Poe 3,3). The narrator is trying to justify his madness of murdering an old man by telling the reader how he took precautions when concealing the body which definitely means that he is a psychopath and has some extreme mental illness. That further demonstrates that the narrator from The Tell-Tale Heart is the most unreliable. The narrator also says, “... but the noise arose over all and continually increased.
Who Killed the Great Gatsby Many people don’t want to see their loved ones and friends pass away by unnatural causes when they had so much potential. Sadly Jay Gatsby took this route to his grave. The novel “The Great Gatsby” by F.Scott Fitzgerald, focuses on the character Jay Gatsby who is a very bright and successful individual. But, because of his carelessness, emotions, dreams and being delusional turns everything for the worst which ends with Gatsby brutally murdered. Many people assume the obvious choice Tom Buchanan who is the husband of Daisy who’s having an affair with Gatsby because they believe Tom killed Gatsby, but in reality, the person who should be blamed is Gatsby himself.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein examines how the presence of a mother, negatively or positively, affects the development of a child. Victor’s mother, Caroline Frankenstein, dies while Victor is still a young man (he is about 17 years old), breaking their relationship between mother and son. Because Victor loses his bond with his mother, he is unable to act as a mother would when he creates his creature. Caroline Frankenstein’s absence in Victor’s life creates a disunion between the mother and child bond, which is evident in Victor’s creation and his fragmented relationship with the creature. Caroline Frankenstein, Victor’s mother, portrayed a traditional mother in the Frankenstein household, until her death.
In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley portrays a negative light on humanity from the characters’ insults and malice towards one another. Shelley’s characters lack redeeming qualities shown through society’s abuse of Justine, humanity’s disgust and neglect of the Creature, and Victor’s determination to kill the Creature. Overall, Shelley’s characters display qualities of cruelty, vengeance, and betrayal causing them to deserve none of the reader’s sympathy. Society’s abuse of Justine Mortiz shows an evil aspect of humanity. It begins when Justine’s mother abuses her following Justine’s father death.
J. “The Hidden Suffering of the Psychopath.” The Hidden Suffering of the Psychopath | Psychiatric Times, 7 Oct. 2014, www.psychiatrictimes.com/psychotic-affective-disorders/hidden-suffering-psychopath. This article argues that contrary to popular belief, psychopaths do have feelings, but they do not demonstrate them in the same way non-psychopaths do. According to this article, a serial killer’s explanation for killing people and keeping the dead bodies in his house was that he was lonely and wanted some company. Psychopaths are human beings that have the need to have some sort of physical contact with others.
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
Who truly shows traits of insanity- the man who was turned down by a hospital or a paranoid lady who thinks the devil’s spawns are after her? This dissertation analyzes the conditions of someone suffering from insanity as well as the role insanity plays in society today. Insanity, as defined by The People’s Legal Dictionary**, is a mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct his/her affairs due to