Gender is the state of being male or female. Male are thought to be adventurous, aggressive, strong whereas females are to be affectionate, attractive, shy and sexy. While I highly identify with my feminine gender characteristics, at times l possess masculine characteristics like confidence, ambition, and sometimes aggression.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a true story of a quadruple homicide in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas that greatly impacted the community in 1959. Capote begins his novel by introducing a prominent, well respected family in the community, the Clutters. The Clutters lived average everyday lives until they were abruptly ended at the mercy of a 12 gauge shotgun. The killers were two men unknown to the Clutters, who had two completely different backgrounds and personalities. By choosing to include details about each of the killers, Capote delineates the differences between psychopaths and sociopaths and suggests that the combination of the two personality disorders creates the environment for horrific
Dissociative Identity disorder or DID for short is an disorder in which the patient has a split personality between multiple personas. These Personas act different from one another throughout their life and help them a plethora of problems like stress or trauma. In such cases like the great football player Herschel Walker he had multiple personas to help him deal with life including one for football, earlier trauma, school, and social confrontations. Even though someone can have multiple personas and it may seem like they overlap, in fact only one is prevalent at a time while the others wait for when they are needed.
People’s actions as well as behaviors are all developed as they grow up. As they grow up children begin to develop the same behaviors or actions from their parents. Some adults and children develop psychological disorders. These are mainly caused by Biological influences: evolution, individual genes, brain structure and chemistry; Psychological influences: stress, trauma, learned helplessness, mood-related perceptions and memories; and Social Cultural influences: roles, and expectations (pg.508). As in Mommie Dearest, Joan (Faye Dunaway) has multiple disorders that later on are developed by her daughter Christina (Mara Hobel). These disorders not only shaped Joan’s (Faye Dunaway) life, but also her daughter Christina’s (Mara Hobel, Diana Scarwid)
Imagine waking up in a new house, town, city, even state and not knowing how you got there. Can you imagine having a losing a memory of your day? You are losing time because someone else in your internal system is taking over. This is the mind set of dissociative identity disorder. In the movie, Frankie & Alice (Sax, 2010), you can have a better understanding of how it is to live with this mental disorder. This is a dissociative reaction to stress in which a patient develops two or more personalities. Each personality has a distinct, well developed, emotional thought process and represents a unique and relatively stable personality. The personalities are usually different and have different attitudes. One can be happy, carefree and fun. While
Billy Milligan, or popularly known as the “guy from that movie Split”, has recently become the known face for a disorder called dissociative identity disorder, or formally known as multiple personality disorder. Dissociative identity lies under the main category of dissociative disorders in the DSM-5. Dissociative disorders are disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separate or dissociated from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings. Now, what exactly is dissociative identity disorder? Well, DID, for short, is a rare dissociative disorder that a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities. Billy Milligan was born on February 14, 1955 and later died on December 12, 2014. He is well known for being the first
The hippie movement is arguably one of the most famous culture movements from the twentieth century, made widely famous in pop-culture involving romanticized images of overly friendly people clothed in bell-bottom pants and flower-print button down shirts. The romanticization of this movement allowed for a widely accepted and skewed view of the true events that happened during this time. The reality is much darker than publicized to the ignorant generations that followed. It can be maintained by many that personal experience and firsthand knowledge provides the most accurate depiction of the true happenings of the time period. Through vivid imagery and impersonal diction, Joan Didion offers a critical unveiling the mayhem that she witnessed during her various firsthand immersions in the developing culture of the 1960s.
The younger woman in the book offers a new perspective into the life of someone under the roof of a mental institution in 1967. The bestseller is from Susanna’s point of view and often Susanna is talking to herself. Susanna suffers from borderline personality disorder and in both the book and her real life, there are pieces missing that readers are encouraged to fill in. Readers have to infer that she is suffering from this disorder when reading this book because she could be switching personalities at times. There was one chapter in the novel that stuck out, it was called “Do you believe him or me?”. Within this chapter Susanna contemplates the amount of time she spent with her doctor before he shipped her to the institution. Susanna explains to herself and readers that “The doctor says he
Women have found themselves at the bottom of society’s hierarchal pyramid for eons. Even though females make contributions that prove vital to the world’s function, they are still regarded as the weaker link. The female plight of constantly facing debasement is a pawn used to ensure compliance. It is a common notion that if one is demeaned enough, he or she will conform to the suggested persona. Society tests this notion through its treatment of women. It treats women poorly to cause them to comply with gender expectations. Not only do women have to face pressures of conformity in real life, but they also face intimidation in fairytales. Grimm’s Snow White and Cinderella perpetuate society’s notion that a woman is the inferior being whose value lies not only in her beauty but also in her abilities to perform domestic work and satisfy men.
Dissociative Identity Disorder, or better known as Multiple Personality disorder, is an extreme kind of dissociation where the affected individual creates distinct and different personalities in response to severe trauma or violently stressful situations. They remove themselves from any behaviors, memories, feelings and/or actions that would identify with the main personality, from the person that experienced the events. Each identity has its own name, gender, manner of speech and behavior as well as its own personal history.
How do the gender roles present in society impact a person? There are many negative ways gender roles influence a person 's mental and emotional state. In The Bell Jar, Silvia Plath presents Esther Greenwood who struggles to find her place in society due to gender roles. And Doreen who doesn’t follow them and is okay with it. Throughout the book, specifically chapters seven to nine, Plath makes it clear that gender roles negatively impact a person 's mental state through the use of many stylistic and persuasive elements.
Sybil is a movie about a girl with multiple personalities and a psychologist tries to understand and figure out how these personalities came to be and why they show up so she can help Sybil. The first odd behavior and personality that Sybil ever shows us is “Peggy” and Peggy
Sybil is a movie based on a real person. She was abused and mistreated by her Mother. When experiencing the traumatizing events that took place throughout her childhood Sybil started creating personalities for each horrific or memorizing event. For example Peggy Lou Baldwin was one of the personalities Sybil’s created
Psychoanalysts’ understand human personality through behaviors by looking into experiences, including the origin of emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Through the analysis of the movie Girl, Interrupted, many of the characters behave in all sorts of manners, ranging from being unreasonable, frightened, happy, sad, or disturbed due to their varieties of behaviors. All the characters include different ailments that affect the way they act, respond, and interpret situations. In accordance with personality theories, the movie Girl, Interrupted explores the memoir of a young woman through personality disorders, traits, and humanism during her stay in a McLean psychiatric institution during the 1960’s.
Today there has been an increase in the awareness of mental health. In the sense that society has begun to take notice of how mental health effects each individual differently. The media has begun to incorporate a variety of illnesses to entertain to their audience. However, many have questioned if the media is accurately portraying these mental disorders. I chose to compare two popular movies Frankie & Alice and the 2007 version film Sybil. Both movies describe the progression of two women who were both diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorders. According to Comer (2015), “people with dissociative identity disorder, once known as multiple personality disorder, have two or more separate identities that may not always be aware of each other’s