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    Alter ego in Latin means “the other I”, which suggest that a person with such characteristics can have two different personalities. There are different factors that aide the creation of an alter ego, for a new self is not just created involuntarily and automatically. Psychology explains such occurrence as Dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) , and according to the Human Diseases and Conditions article, is a condition of psychiatric nature in which a person develops two or more personalities which take over or control the person’s behavior. The personalities developed by an individual tend to be part of extreme forms of dissociation. A person showing dissociation tends to have compartmentalized emotions,…

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    Alaskan Neverland Peter Pan, the high flying fairy tale character, and Chris McCandless, the subject of Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild, seem completely different. However, the two protagonists are very similar in many ways. Chris and Peter may seem like conflicting characters yet they share many similarities such as, both have an alter ego, both experience issues with family and both embrace the idea of ultimate freedom. These traits reveal that one cannot attempt to stay young forever.…

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    past of many events, still unknown to us, but along with that, he is wise beyond years. “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.” (Page 101, Lee) His physiological understanding of the world he lives in, has made him into a role model among the town, which in return, has been given much respect as a natural born leader, leaving him ‘powerful’. Arthur Radley, arguably…

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    Amelia has not been herself on account of her husband's died in a car crash the day of Samuel's birth as a consequence for the past six almost seven years all she did is mourning the lost of her husband until one night during bedtime, she reads a book about the Babadook.samuel always wakes in the middle of the night with screams talking about bad dreams. The Babadook from that point on terrorized the family until Amelia almost kills Samuel.The Babadook uses Amelia's vulnerability to attack her…

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    watching Shirley Temple with her Suyuan, Jing-mei begins to dream up a wondrous vision of her future self. “I picture this prodigy part of me as many different images... I was a dainty ballerina …I was Cinderella stepping from her pumpkin carriage with sparkly cartoon music filling the air. In all of my imaginings I was filled with a sense that I would soon become perfect” (Tan 1). Her description is filled with sentimental diction which reflects her naïve excitement and whimsical hopes in…

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    The Alter Ego of Jack Worthing “The Importance of Being Earnest (also called A Trivial Comedy for Serious People)” is a play written by Oscar Wilde in the late 1890's. Although it is comedy, it is also a social satire and it has some serious themes hidden in its lines. The themes here address Victorian social issues. In in the late 19th century, in the Victorian society, the life was not very easy. People were divided in social classes and there was a strict code of morals which people from…

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    Mona was deeply afraid of losing practically her only friend, so she created an alter ego known as “A”, who was seemingly evil and out to ruin most of the girl’s lives. This is a major sign of fear of abandonment, but it doesn’t end here because shortly after attacking the girls Mona tries to make Hannah feel bad for reuniting with her old friends. Manipulating her by crying and telling Hannah that she is a selfish, worthless friend. After manipulating Hannah to go back to focusing on her, you…

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    and Hyde fight within his body for power and control. Potion- Hyde or Jekyll use a potion or serum that allows him to transform personalities. Will- The reason that Utterson discovers the dual personality of Jekyll was upon realizing the Hyde was a cruel and terrible person, yet all of Jekyll’s belongings were left to Hyde in his will. Beneficiary- Hyde was the sole beneficiary in Jekyll’s will Blackmail- Utterson assumed that Hyde had blackmailed Jekyll into leaving all of his will to him.…

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    the countryside, he was wealthy and very socially accepted to everyone he knew. However, Jack was hiding a secret that no one was aware of, fueling his alter ego self and put aside is real identity and become someone else. Then, in the city Jack was known as Earnest; his two identities could not be more opposite. Unlike Jack, Earnest was the rebellious type; he was a womanizer flirting with women, partying, and never paid his bills. Trying to be perfect in the eyes of society puts a lot of…

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    Sam wanted more drugs, more fame, more money. This shows how no matter how people seem, they can always be living a double life which can turn out for either the best, or for the worst. To conclude, through the ironic and satirical style of writing, Oscar Wilde continuously makes fun of the upper-class lifestyle. The views on marriage are displayed constantly through the play. Jack and Algernon are seen to be always debating on whether proposal is a matter of ‘business’ or ‘pleasure’, or if the…

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