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    Hamlet Fear Analysis

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    Insanity is but a door that keeps people in, it’s not locked, most are just afraid to open. However, fear is not the only thing that stops even human curiosity from leaving the shelter of sanity. Other factors also come into play, such as one’s own personal circumstances preventing escape. Another would be the individual’s connections to not just others but with himself. When considering the evidence provided in the play “Hamlet”, by William Shakespeare, specific scenes can be thoroughly dissected to highlight Hamlet’s stability. Fear assumes a vital part in the play “Hamlet”, however more it assists Hamlet in keeping up his rational soundness. In Hamlet’s famous soliloquy he quotes, “Conscience does make cowards of us all, And thus the native…

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    Stanley Milgram Experiment

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    upon an authority figure’s instruction rather than what their own self conscience would choose. The Milgram experiment was designed to test this theory in a controlled environment at Yale University to get a better understanding of why obedience is often chosen over one’s personal conscience. Did the Holocaust have so many supporters because they genuinely supported the orders…

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    Insanity In Macbeth

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    murder. The murder not only happened to the king, but it occurred in their home. Lady Macbeth commands Macbeth to plant the weapon near the original place within the proximity of the guards. She demands him to slay the chamberlains while Macbeth he’s down that way, “They must lie there: go carry them, and smear / The sleepy grooms with blood” (2.2.47-48). Macbeth gives into the darkness that it consuming his soul. The devil himself is whispering into his ear about the evils he has committed…

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    important to understand and have the cognition of what sin is. Reportedly, the Catechism of the Catholic Church has stated, “Sin is an offense against reason, truth, and right conscience; it is failure in genuine love for God and neighbor caused by a perverse attachment to certain goods” (Catechism of the Catholic Church). Also stating that “Sin is an offense to God: Sin sets itself against God's love for use and turns out hearts away from it” (Catechism of the Catholic Church). Sin, as we have…

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    one point, the Misfit likens himself to Christ, stressing the fact that they were punished for crimes they did not commit. Jesus accepted death for the sins of all mankind. The Misfit did the complete opposite of this by killing many innocent people, including a baby. This shows that The Misfit does not have a conscious and was willing to kill no matter. According to Osterburg, “Psychopathic serial killers are, almost without exception, males who are driven by a sexual or aggressive drive to…

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    This poses a dilemma for Claudius: give up his spoils or give up his chance to enter heaven. By asking himself questions, Claudius tries to solve this dilemma, but the result is more confusion. On one side, Claudius’ ambition to be successful in life urges him to hold onto his spoils, while his guilt and moral conscience urge him to do the…

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    sickness. Frankenstein, at this point in the book now believes he released something awful into society. A serious illness that consumes him for months, due to his hysteria about the creature and its absence, makes him look to a friend for help. During this time, he stayed confined in his apartment with his friend Clerval who nursed him back to good health and this also gave Victor a great excuse to not think about or work on his creation. Frankenstein, much later, ended up falling ill again…

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    of this own father. He gave up all his self respect and pride which is difficult for any individual to succumb to as no one wants to be the murder of their own parent. After this realization, Oedipus was filled with so much guilt that the first thing that he wanted to do was to apologize to his wife/mother, Jocasta, despite it being too late. Through this change in character, Oedipus does what he thinks is correct and would clear his conscience, “thrust [a pin], from full arm’s length into, his…

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    Iago: The Perfect Villain

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    Iago claims in the book that the Moor has wronged him, “I hate the Moor and it is thought abroad that ‘twix my sheets has done my office I know not if’t be true; yet I fore mere suspicion in that kind will do it for surety” (I. iii. 378-382). However we see from his actions afterwards, that he does not truly believe this. Iago does not love his wife, whom he refers to as his “office”; revenge is not his motive. His actions are simply for pleasure. This is known as a psychopath. Michael Tomkins…

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    Maus is a two volume graphic novel written by Art Spiegelman. This intriguing work, which is the winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize, take us through the story of Art interviewing his father, Vladek, of his experiences from the Holocaust. Throughout the first volume, we can get an idea that for some unknown reason, Art has a feeling of guilt over him. As the book goes on, we can see that even though Art was not involved with the Holocaust in any way, the whole ordeal seems to have an affect on his…

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