Stereotypes In Primal Fear

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Clinically insane people are hard to predict. Stereotypes have shown that some have multiple personalities, while others have hallucinations. The clinically insane, when they commit a serious crime, should not be tried in a court of law for the act of their mental instability. When it comes to a crime, such as murder, the evidence is usually of the incriminating type making the accused look guilty, unless all of it has been scientifically proven otherwise. In Primal Fear, Aaron Stampler has been given a label as insane, in order to convince his defense lawyer, Martin Vale, that he is as innocent as he appears. The power between Stampler’s multiple personalities proves that even the best lawyers lose the toughest of cases. Throughout the story, we are made to believe that Martin Vale believes Aaron’s story. The evidence clearly shows that Stampler is guilty right from the get go. With that evidence, we, as the audience,…show more content…
This instable flaw in Aaron Stampler provided him with the perfect plea in court. This particular situation that follows shows the quick personality switch between Aaron and Roy. After a whole line of questioning, the counselor stated, “No further questions your Honor.” Roy spoke up, “Where the hell do you think you’re going?” “Excuse me?” “Hey, you look at me when I’m talking to you, b*tch!” The judge calls his name, and gets the response “f*ck you, lady!” As he jumped out of the stand he calls after Janet “Come here!” Then the guards grab him as Martin tries to calm him down which Roy replies “f*ck you Marty! I’m walkin’ outta here slowly! Really slowly!” That shows the anger as well as the instability of actions coming from Stampler that should have got him convicted. In turn, Vale won the case by only getting Aaron/Roy thirty days in a mental institution, but lost because he finds out that Roy actually killed

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