“His gaze caught Arturo and tried to lock him into the masculine intimacy they often shared, an unspoken complicity between father and son”. What kind of relationship does Arturo share with his father? Does that relationship change? This moment takes place at the beginning of Genaro Gonzalez’s short story, “Too Much His Father’s Son.” Arturo is witnessing his parents argue over Arturo’s mother’s (Carmela) suspicion of her husband (Raul) being unfaithful. When Carmela asks Raul if it’s another woman he’s seeing, Raul looks away with no intent of answering, what he thinks to be an absurd question.
Rheumatic fever left Dean with a heart condition, resulting in frequent absence from school, and he seemed to welcome the change when his mother remarried, moving the family to Texas. A part-time business making candy soon expanded to become their livelihood, and Corll was generous with samples as he sought to win new friends. Corll was drafted into the United States Army on 10 August 1964, and assigned to Fort Polk, Louisiana for basic training. He was later assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, before his permanent assignment at Fort Hood, Texas as a radio repairman. Corll reportedly hated military service; he applied for a hardship discharge on the grounds that he was needed within his family's business (Candy Shop).
Additionally, he also has negative traits, shown when he allows his children to be put in danger. Unknowingly, his children slip away to the jail and finds the mob that confronts Atticus. If he was a stricter parent, the children would not be able to leave. As a result, To Kill a Mockingbird should still be considered a timeless classic. In conclusion, To Kill a Mockingbird should be considered a timeless classic, because it has three-dimensional characters, and sends thoughtful themes.
Many officials are aware the criminals they cart off into absolute loneliness aren’t sane, but they say it’s “for their own protection as well as the criminals around them” (Crystal). How can someone who is mentally ill—mentally different—last in isolation for months and maybe years? How can anyone? Fact is they can’t because “humans are built for interaction” (Gawande). The narrator terrorizes people in a manner similar to that of a child who seeks attention, “I could hear the scream in my mind.
Coercion theory can best explain Bernardo’s childhood and how he developed no hishis psychopathic traits while Hare’s theory expands on how those traits interacted to create a serial rapist and murderer. ****Reader may be confused by writing those instead of being direct about psychopathic traits****** Growing up, Bernardo’s aversive experiences with his parents contributed to his antisocial behaviour which was later reinforced through deviant peer interaction (Pron, 1995). From birth, Bernardo’s parents were constantly arguing and redirecting their anger at him.the anger they had towards each other at him (Pron, 1995, p. 50). His father was the classic
Accordingly, the way in which he carried himself is reflected from his own interpretation of outer world experiences. The inner nature of his existence is the main cause for the rapturous feelings of greatness which were projected from the inner depths of his despair. For only the defendant has allowed himself to feel a triumphant joy which helped him to recreate meaning into his otherwise troubled life with an act of murder. Since most of his life has revolved around acts of violence and neglect he inwardly embodied these notions than projected these strange feelings outwards towards other people because he did not understand why they happened. The purpose in doing this was to make him believe that he could deprive himself of all sorrows by forcing others to feel the way he has felt in the past.
This paper will provide a criminal profile based on the biological, developmental and situational factors that lead to his killing spree. This paper will also focus on any indications of mental illness and the implications on his criminal prosecution, treatment and any role that a psychologist had on the capture, understanding and prosecution of his crimes. Biological and Developmental Factors in Childhood David Berkowitz was adopted as an infant to Nathan and Pearl Berkowitz (Brody, 2013). His birth mother Betty Broder and father Joseph Kleinman didn’t want to keep him (Brody, 2013). As the Berkowitz raised him as their own son he developed secure attachment to his adoptive mother but seemed to have developed insecure anxious/ambivalent attachment with his adoptive father (Brody,2013).
Signs and Symbols: Order Obscuring Illicit Chaos “Signs and Symbols” by Vladimir Nabokov presents an expatriate elderly couple whose son has become incurably unhinged with an acute form of paranoia called referential mania. Referential mania causes the son to recognize patterns in his surroundings and believes that it is a veiled reference to his existence. Nabokov depicts the nature of order versus chaos predominately through the use of imagery; the author unveils the notion that underneath the oppressive nature of order in society lies savage chaos. The opening paragraph of the short story is the first introduction of chaos, the elderly couple could not decide on a birthday gift because any man-made objects were to him “hives of evil, vibrant with a malignant activity that he alone could perceive, or gross comforts for which no use could be found in his abstract world.” This is the initial indication of the chaotic world in which the young man lives, due to his ailment he perceives objects as evil and harmful; his world is distorted from reality. Nabokov introduces the initial sanitarium visit with the devastating news that the young man had attempted suicide: “he had again attempted to take his life” which unveils the state of referentially mad young man who in attempt at suicide desired to escape his anarchic world.
It is also at this point in the boy’s life that the superego has developed bringing to the surface feelings of guilt and fear over the desire to kill the father so in order to purge himself of the guild the boy attempts to reconcile with the father by adopting his father’s masculine behaviour and trying to become like him. Because of this, the castration fear is removed as the boy can enjoy the mother as he wishes to. It is through the identification of the same sex parent that Freud believed our gender developed. When describing the gender development process for girls, Freud was unclear and vague but the idea behind the Oedipus is roughly the same for the Electra Complex – girls identify with their mothers in order to learn their gender role and appropriate behaviour. Instead of castration fear that boys experience Freud noted that girls experience penis envy and blames their mother for their lack of a penis
Other characters present in this scene are Antonio, Leonato’s brother, the naïve Hero’s uncle, whose purpose in this scene is to comfort and convince Leonato to stop feeling guilty about the false accusation on Hero and to instead condemn the people who blamed Hero; and Claudio, who is a shy gentleman in love with Hero but falls for Don John’s trick and insults Hero in public on the day of their wedding. Claudio’s purpose in this scene is to show the weakness of his character, and to show his dependency on other strong characters for his decisions. This passage basically talks about the false accusation on Hero during his wedding day and the guilt Leonato faces