The Shining, By Stephen King And Directed By Stanley Kubrick

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“I became insane, with the long intervals of horrible sanity”, Edgar Allan Poe. Madness is characterized by “the state of being mentally ill”, otherwise known as insanity. Twisted Fate, written by Norah Olson, and the book/movie The Shining, written by Stephen King and directed by Stanley Kubrick, are both examples of how the main characters fall into madness. The word sane is derived from sanus, which is a Latin adjective, meaning healthy. Therefore, insane would be classified as not healthy. There are many types of madness that people can “fall” into, but the most common is Psychosis. Psychosis is defined as a disconnection from reality, according to WebMd.com. Many people with Psychosis “hold onto untrue or strange beliefs” (WebMD), can’t tell what is fake from reality, and typically the people who have this disorder aren’t even aware of their behavior. Delusional disorder goes more into the reality vs imaginary concept. People with delusional disorder have a “misinterpretation of perceptions or experiences” (WebMD), which makes their experiences be either super exaggerated or not true. People with delusional disorder are known to function normally and socialize normally, in fact most people can’t even tell if someone has this disorder. The most well known type of psychosis is Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a delusional disorder that “affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves” (National Institute of Mental Health). Many people with Schizophrenia often lose touch…

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