However, sometimes Chief’s narrating gets interrupted by him talking about some strange event which reminds the reader of his psychological disorder. These events are caused mainly due to his illnesses like paranoia and frequent hallucinations. His paranoia is often justified, as the patients are indeed treated barbarically. His hallucinations might seem crazy at first, but they actually reveal his deep, intuitive and understanding of his surroundings. For example, the fog machine he hallucinates is a representation of his state of mind, he is overmedicated or simply too fearful to face the unambiguous and harsh reality of what his life truly is.
At this point, the reader can pretty much assume the narrator is crazy. The narrator is way too overbearing in his attempt to convince the reader of his sanity. It is almost like someone who has told a lie and is trying to convince others that it is the truth. The narrator’s pride and glory of his sanity argument is the way in which he handled things with the room mate he supposedly loved. He reveals that the roommate had an evil eye, like that of a vulture, and his “blood ran cold” whenever it looked upon him.
Why is this moment in the novel so haunting and mysterious? This extract is set very early within the play, the night after Enfield tells Utterson about the incident of Hyde and the littler girl. The fact that the mere description of Hyde enthrals Utterson to such a degree that an incredible powerful dream was induced shows the strength and power that Hyde has over people. The fact that Utterson had a nightmare over a simple tale is highly significant, taking into for Utterson’s apathetic nature. Stevenson used this juxtaposition to subtly show the audience the undeniable mystery and haunting nature of Hyde that can plague even the most unremarkable and apathetic of beings, Utterson.
Timothy Dr. Isabella English 112 A Psychoanalytical Analysis Of Edger Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" In Edger Allen Poe's short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart" the narrator is suffering from several dreadful disorders that enables the narrator to not just rationalize ,but enjoy doing monstrous things to people, but you be the judge. The three most dominating disorders the narrator is suffering from are Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), and Schizophrenia. These disorders fall into two different disorder classifications. OCD or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, falls into the classification of an Anxiety Disorder. Antisocial Personality Disorder or (ASPD) and Schizophrenia fall into the classification of a Psychotic Disorder.
How does James Mangold shape his movie to explore a range of perspectives? Just like in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”, James Mangold has shaped his movie “Girl Interrupted”, a story of a young woman signed into a mental institution, to explore a range of perspectives. Through his movie, Mangold has crossed the line of sanity into ideas of the insane, questioning the very idea of insanity. The audience witnesses the clash of perspectives between the world and the insane and within the minds of the insane themselves. Whether or not insanity is one thing experienced by Susanna, this conflict of views within the mind, is experienced by those medically diagnosed as “insane”.
Many of the unsound contradictions of the book are clearly evident, the exaggerated irrationality plainly presenting the military as foolish. Yet, Heller also utilizes subtle differences in situation to alert the reader to a more delicate point. For example, the situation in which Colonel Cathcart constantly attempts to please General Dreedle and General Peckem is described meaningfully as “[Cathcart] brooded inconsolably over the terrible ineradicable impressions he knew he kept making on people of prominence who were scarcely aware that he was alive.” (188) This
It attempts to immerse the reader in an extraordinary world in which ordinary standards and moral judgments become meaningless and good and evil are seen as inextricably intertwined. (Hume 282) The genre’s ”fascination with physical and psychological excremity, supernatural elements, and purported status set the pattern of the texts.” (Schmitt 4) ”Terror is the author’s principle engine and serves to grip and affect the reader.” (Hume 282) Besides the representation of extreme circumstances of terror, oppression and persecution, darkness and obscurity of setting, and innocence betrayed are also prominent features. (Lloyd-Smith 3) Gothic fiction is marked by an obsession with the macabre focusing on the mysterious and ineffable. (Schmitt 5) What is more, Gothic works are often centered in smaller numbers of characters, ultimately to operate within the consciousness of just one character (Fisher 73) Starting with the setting of The Black Cat, we can state that Poe broke with the European tradition (which I did not include in the previous section) and he pushed the charnel house elements of literary Gothic toward a fascination of with horror for its own sake. Poe senses the possibilities of urban Gothic.
This creates a unique aspect to the novels in which the legitimacy of the way events are portrayed comes into question. In “Lolita” the reader is given chilling insight into the mind of a warped human being. In such a case the reader must keep the characters point of view in perspective so as to decipher the true story, which must be read between the lines to some extent. Challenging environments put psychological strain on the character, and for Humbert Humbert a society that fears his very existence forms the basis for one such environment In “Lolita” the protagonist, who uses the name Humbert Humbert, is flawed in many ways and the reader can see this by the way his point of view is warped between reality and insanity. A self-professed madman, he try’s to give reasons for his four recorded "bouts of insanity" but no amount of explaining can justify "losing contact with reality".
Compare The Examination Of Abnormal Psychology English Literature Essay The abnormal mental state of the narrators in both Browning’s poetry and in Banks’ novel, The Wasp Factory, is intrinsic in achieving the gothic style. Whilst the protagonists’ insanity is more implicit in Browning’s poetry, the narrators, nevertheless, display similar characteristics of psychosis and delusion. Indeed, this madness disconnects the characters from the rest of society, and this element of monstrosity is vital in creating the intrigue and terror that ensues. Inclusion of such monstrous figures destabilises the ‘natural order’: it challenges the fixed social structures and ideology, and becomes inconsistent with what the majority considers both acceptable and intelligible. Yet, whilst on the surface gothic works may appear to reinforce these seemingly grotesque characteristics, in many respects, through exposing the ‘unnatural’, they deconstruct the illogical, and thereby attempt to create a set of social norms.
Through manipulation, blame, and self-justification, Humbert Humbert attempts to provide his readers and jury with an understanding of his passion for and obsession with Lolita, and the knowledge that he is aware of his wrong-doings, while still attempting to express what he believes to be his rationality throughout his narration. As readers, we are challenged to gain insight into Humbert’s personality through his devious techniques of narration and his attempts of rationalization as well as a sense that Lolita is much more complicated than Humbert Humbert lets on. From the beginning of the novel, the reader is confronted with Humbert Humbert’s unreliability and his willingness to manipulate the reader by altering the “facts.” John Ray Jr. describes the narrator as wearing a mask (his pseudonym, “Humbert Humbert”) “through which two hypnotic eyes seem to glow,” (Nabokov 3) illustrating Humbert’s deceptive means of storytelling. The reader is also presented with Humbert’s current state in legal captivity