Poe starts off by setting the tone of the environment. It is towards the end of the year and in a dreary part of the country. His arrival at the House of Usher is one that is reminiscent of an old horror movie. The way he describes it one could get lost in imagination about the nightmarish horrors that may be inside. In describing the house, Poe uses words such as sad, cold and sickening.
For an instance, in the first paragraph nouns such as ‘dreadful’, ‘disease’, ‘destroyed’, ‘haunted’ gives a powerful effect to the readers and also to the story. These nouns are used to describe the strong sense of mental illness that the narrator is facing. Besides that, from the readers’ perspective words such as ‘terror’, ‘hideous’ and ‘shrieked’ seals the atmosphere with fear. The narrator used the phrase ‘hinges creaked’ in paragraph two to describe the way he enters into the old man’s bedroom. Therefore, it gives the readers a sense of fear as the narrator enters into the old man’s bedroom silently to murder him because the phrase is often linked with spookiness or old houses.
This motivations lead them to realize the flaws in the system they’ve been living through most of their lives. Ultimately, their journey for happiness leads to a damaged yet triumphant escape. Near the beginning of the book, a new admission to the institute is revealed. Before it is revealed who the new person was, Chief gave the reader a run-down on what usually happens to new admissions. They get them into the shower & the black boys take their “temperature” with a gallon of vaseline to introduce them.
Boundaries between Reality and Fiction are often exposed and highlighted through the use of various narrative techniques, thereby making it a fundamental element in both texts. The narrator of Slaughterhouse Five seeks to reinvent his “recount” of the “destruction of Dresden”. As written in The French Lieutenant’s Woman, we “fictionalize” our past as “We are all in flight from reality” (Fowles 97). This is apparent in Slaughterhouse Five as the narrator makes it clear that his story has a testimonial function although he does not construct the narrative in its original chronological structure. Instead, the narrator uses a nonlinear chronological narrative structure that truly reflects the indelible and traumatic impact of war.
This is clearly evident, as Kesey creates a metaphor to the government’s exploitation when Harding claims, “The ritual of our existence is based on the strong getting stronger by devouring the weak”. Besides from criticising the American government, Harding’s speech also highlights the Project MKUltra, which was an illegal program of experiments on humans, also referred as CIA’s mind control program. The verb “devouring” clearly portrays that the government and the CIA experiments made people vulnerable, by personifying them as predators. Nevertheless, this representation of predators and preys also reflects the relationship between the nurse and the patients, accentuating the power of the nurse and how she’s seen as a superior figure, which they will never defeat. In addition to this, the word “ritual” adds a sense of conspiracy and secrecy towards the government that can’t be broken and, therefore, mirrors Nurse Ratched who will always be in power.
Danny Boyle uses editing to demonstrate Aron’s hallucinations to convey a breaking point in the film. This particular scene is shown through the use of editing; when Joe encounters his own hallucinations as he looks up and exclaims “Hey, Blue John”. A film technique which outlines the idea of his breaking point
The most noticeable alteration is the creative use of a psychologist’s office in the film. In addition to this, Luhrmann reworked the idea of Gatsby’s last thoughts, as well as heavily dramatizing Myrtle’s death, which fell somewhat flat in the book.
Is conformity healthy for individuals in a society? In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, a patient in a mental hospital consistantantly talks about his experience with a fog. Chief Bromden, the narrator of the story, is given pills that cause intermittent hallucinations like people greatly changing size and mechanical sounds in the walls. But his most intense and important hallucination is fog. He describes it as coming out of the walls, so thick that he cannot see his hand in front of his face.
We are all grey.” Similarly, In the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, Randle Patrick McMurphy’s traits and actions blur the line between good and evil. McMurphy is committed to a mental institution in the late 1950s. There he challenges the control and dominance of the unmerciful Nurse Ratched. McMurphy’s traits show he is a flawed
Mental distress lies at the heart of counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology. Psychopathology derives from two Greek words psych meaning soul and pathos which means suffering. In summary psychopathology is the origin of mental disorder it is the development and the symptoms associated to mental disorders. The discussion aims to present a psychological perspective on mental disorders. Secondly draw a character analysis based on the movie American Splendor by referring to psychiatric diagnoses of depression, personality disorder and family dysfunction, in conclusion highlight the differences between the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV-TR (DSM) and the DSM 5.