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    Welcome back to the second part of the four-part series of essays discussing whether or not Patrick Bateman was, indeed, a psychopath. We will be exploring personality disorders, specifically looking at antisocial personality disorder. Click here to read part one. Patrick Bateman is a self-absorbed, pop-culture obsessed, materialistic, greedy, young man who feigns social niceties and political correctness yet has no issue saying what he really feels when he believes no one is listening. He has a constant need to fit in, and a need to never be seen alone, even if he is with people he despises, at least no one is seeing him alone. He is caught up and has been consumed wholly by the consumerist culture of the 1980s. Patrick lets the audience…

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    the main character, Patrick Bateman, exhibits reoccurring gruesome murders and executions. His tendencies are closely associated with psychopaths, but Patrick Bateman has the antisocial personality disorder. Repeated law offenses, recurring violations of other’s rights, manipulation by charm, hostility, impulsive activity, and lack of remorse characterizes the antisocial personality disorder (“Antisocial personality disorder”). Those with this disorder ordinarily disregard the moral rules of the…

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    Ahjussi (아저씨), also known by it’s English title The Man from Nowhere, is an action packed, thriller film starring Won Bin as the movie’s protagonist, Cha Tae Sik. The movie was released on August 4, 2010 and was directed by Lee Jeong Bum. The story begin with Cha Tae Sik, the owner of a pawnshop, who lives by himself and leads a quiet life. He is a quiet man and does not have any friends except for a little girl, Somi, who lives next door with her mom. Somi frequents the pawn shop, often selling…

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    As Patrick Bateman said “I feel lethal. On the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.” Throughout the film American Psycho, directed by Mary Harron, there is a never-ending presence of discomfort. With each scene that plays out, the viewer gets to travel down deeper into the mind of a very disturbed individual. When putting Patrick Bateman through the lenses of psychology, it is evident that he suffers from narcissism and shows evidence of being schizophrenic. Ultimately…

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    Living in the past can hold you back from opportunities that present themselves in the current day. This is shown in the film The Silver Lining Playbook directed by David O. Russell, this film sends an important message that living in the past will affect you in the present. Patrick Solitano Jr lived in the past, this torn his whole life apart. Living in the past cause Pat to go through many mental stages such as obsessed, Bipolar, defensive and decisive. Pat’s first hurdle to become mentally…

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    Constitution and in the midst of the crisis of nullification, James Madison reaffirmed the centrality of federalism while writing the preface to what would become his “Notes on the Federal Convention”. The federal system certainly was important to James Madison and his contemporaries, and it has been important to succeeding generations of Americans who lived their lives and struggled with collective issues and concerns in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Numerous ideas on government…

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    The Bacon’s Rebellion Bacon’s rebellion is a revolution that occurred in Virginia, which started in the year 1676. Nathaniel Bacon was the leader of this revolution who was born in England. Since he was very troublesome, his father sent him to Virginia from England with an expectation that he would mature and have a better life. During that time, William Berkeley was the governor of Virginia and also happened to be bacon’s cousin. The governor, Berkeley, treated Bacon with respect by giving…

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    Introduction: Flannery O’Connor ambitiously sets out to make a reader face the grotesque nature of society and all it’s commonly concealed evils. In “Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction” Flannery O’Connor refers to herself as a “realist of distances.” Which means in order for her to explore the difficult and mysterious aspects of human existence she exaggerates the characters and ideas created in her stories. She considers the truly grotesque aspects of writing to be the most…

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    A hero doesn’t need to have superhuman abilities like flight, superstrength, or invincibility. The attributes of a hero can be anyone who follows superb morals, make an effort to help anyone, and help make a difference in our world. The definition of a hero is based on people’s opinion of what a hero do to help people. While some people believe that a stereotypical comic superhero is a definition of a hero, others believe that a hero can be anyone. Ernest Hemingway, the famous author for a…

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    With the invention of the Internet has come with the creation of a whole new way people express their creativity. A common form of expression on the internet is through the use of fan made content, including things such as fan fiction and memes. In recent months, the 2007 animated film Bee Movie has received much attention on the internet through the use of this fan made content, in particular memes. Many of these memes are about making the film seem even more absurd through editing the film or…

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