‘The Babadook’ is a film written and directed by Jennifer Kent. It follows the life of Amelia (Essie Davis) and her 6 year old son, Samuel (Noah Wiseman). Amelia struggles to find love for Samuel, as he is uncontrollable. Little to Amelia’s knowledge, Samuel is mentally plagued by a storybook monster known as The Babadook. When ‘The Babadook’ storybook is found in Samuel’s room, and is read to Samuel by Amelia, she starts to glimpse the horrifying monster for herself.
And when I say absurdly intimate, I mean their relationship is a level of disgustingly creepy. They cannot stand being separated from each other for even a few minutes, one of them will have a complete melt down or explode. They did everything together growing up: sleep in the same room, go to the same clubs, use each other for comfort, everything. But Julia’s brother is a psychopath. He kills.
In the gruesome short story “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe a nameless narrator tells his story of his drunken and moody life before he gets hung the next day. The intoxicated narrator kills his favorite cat, Pluto and his wife with an axe. Soon enough, the narrator gets caught and there he ends up, in jail. Although, most readers of “The Black Cat” have argued the narrators insanity, more evidence have shown that he is just a moody alcoholic with a lousy temper. In this gothic short story, some believe both of the killings are from the narrator’s insanity, but more evidence has proved differently.
In Edgar Allen Poe’s “A Tell-Tale Heart”, the narrator exhibits many traits of schizophrenia. Throughout the story, a man is terrorized by the eye of an old man and when he can no longer can take looking at the eye, he decides to kill him. He hides his body under the floorboards of their house and when officers come to search the house, they do not find anything, making the narrator overconfident in his plan. Guilt builds up and the man eventually cannot take the noise that he hears and confesses to killing the old man in front of the officers. Many actions of the man prove to be symptoms of schizophrenia.
General Woundwort also didn’t have a fun childhood. For example, Woundwort witnessed his mother and father being killed. His mother was killed by a weasel and his father was killed by a man. This would be very scaring for a young child. In addition, Woundwort was found and adopted by a kind professor with a cat that tortured him.
Intro: “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane” (PHILIP K. DICK, Valis). In present day America laws have been placed that prevent people who are “insane” to be guilty of the crimes they commit. In short, insanity is the state of being seriously mentally ill relating to madness. This is presented in the book Medea written by Euripides through her point of view. In Medea, a surge of insanity purges her after she is betrayed by her husband Jason causing many cruel and harsh actions to follow from her.
In Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho, Norman Bates is portrayed as a serial killer. It can be implied that due to Norman’s multiple killings, he’s both a bad person and a murderer; however, Norman Bates is innocent. Suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)- or multiple personality disorder- Norman’s uncontrollable and horrendous acts of murder are his cries for help. Norman’s lack of social interaction plays a grand role in his inability to properly interact with people. Moreover, in Norman’s twisted childhood, he depending strongly on his mother for “social interaction.”.
The man awaiting his death started to go insane. He was physically handicapped by the rope tied around him (Great Books). This short story exposed the true anxiety and emotional stress of death. It symbolized how people are afraid of death. The story was dark because a man was literally looking death straight in the eyes.
Sleep is one of the purest forms of altered consciousness however, traumatic experiences can impede one’s unconscious thoughts. Macbeth returns after killing Duncan and the guards, grief stricken and afraid. He tells his wife that sleep itself has been murdered and that nobody is immune his treachery (5.1.44). Macbeth’s crime is intensified by the act of murder being done at night and to sleeping rather than awake guards. The moment of guilt that Macbeth felt for his actions represents the hidden innocence behind the crimes.
A Disease Suffered by a Family After getting my spanking, I sat in my bedroom on a cold, rainy, dark night and pondered why do people get sick? Why do some diseases have a cause, but no cure? I lived with a family member that suffered from a very depressing, harmful, and excruciating disease. One of the hardest challenges I have ever had to do in my live, is watch someone so close to my heart, slowly lose the person they once were. It changed the person I knew by attacking him, as well as the family members caring for him.