In some plays the experience of an important character changes him or her. In others the experiences of an important character leaves him or her almost completely unchanged. In Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Walter Lee Younger goes from being selfish to being the man his family needs. The road to becoming the man they needed was very rocky and difficult at times.
Breaking Bad is a TV show about a science instructor, Walter White, turning to cooking methamphetamine when he finds out that he has terminal cancer, so as to leave some legacy for his family. The show accompanies Walter as he changes from a compliant and empathetic father to a cold, merciless drug kingpin through the wrong decisions he makes in life. Vince Gilligan made the show with a dream of having the hero turn into the adversary as the show advances and to investigate the subject "actions have consequences." In giving Bryan Cranston a part as Walter White, Gilligan picked a performing artist whose livelihood bend dovetails uncannily with his character. As Walt changes from such a family man himself into a force eager executioner,
As the show begins, Walter is a timid introvert that is strongly against any anti-social action. Walter is an average family man; he works two full time jobs in order to support them. When Walter begins joins the meth business, he works his way to the top, almost
With reality shows taking over airtime nowadays, psychological thrillers in television are a rare genre. Admittedly, it can be a tasking genre to develop a show around, but Vince Gilligan has managed to create, quite possibly one of the greatest shows ever, Breaking Bad. In the pilot episode, the audience was introduced to Walter White, a middle-aged high school Chemistry teacher. He sounds like an average, typical man, but he was introduced in the most peculiar way. Gilligan opened this award-winning show with Walter, underwear-clad, holding a pistol, next to a crashed R.V. in the middle of the desert. The audience questioned
To quote the maestro, “The fun comes from seeing other menaced- sometimes killed”(King, “Why We Crave” 2). If we believe this is true,“then sanity becomes a matter of degree.”(King, “Why We Crave” 2) and “The potential lyncher is in almost all of us”(King, 2). Meaning, that in some ways, every one of us is demented in our own way, and by indulging the insanity every once in a blue moon, we reach a point of cognitive homeostasis, and avoid becoming like our ill-fated narrator, killing a young woman and stuffing her into the trunk of our vehicle, and how he, “ I’ve been thinking about the trunk of my car-- such an ugly word, trunk--and wondering why in the world I should be afraid to open it.”(King, “Strawberry Spring” NS 180). Which draws the reader back to his original statement, “I think that we are all mentally ill”(King, “Why We Crave”, 1).
There is a fine line between sane and madness that everyone can teeter on in some point in their lives. Sometimes this is the result of a broken relationship, a loss of a job, confusion about the future, anger, or can be a result of countless other events or reasons. This theme of insanity is present in countless pieces of literature due to its relatability to everyone, not just people with a diagnosed mental illness. People tend to do crazy things and act crazily without being completely insane. Along the same lines, when people linger in their crazy actions and start to do it purposefully, it can lead to something that is real and more permanent. Hamlet’s madness, in Hamlet by Shakespeare, is a complex idea that is constantly developing throughout
In paragraph one, king uses hyperbole and juxtaposition to make young men take his words seriously and make them understand that everyone is insane. He states, “I think that we’re all mentally ill; those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better.” The Hyperbole King uses in this passage makes young men think logically because King wants them to take him literally when he says that everyone is insane. Juxtaposition was used to make young adults also think logically, King wants them understand the comparison he makes with young adults to those people in the asylums, hiding the insanity better means that young adults are secretly insane. This persuades young adults because the author does not only say that the young men are insane but he includes himself as well. But when he describes the asylums he does not include himself, he admits to young men reading his essay that he is insane too, as King continues he makes them realize that it is okay to hide their insanity but it is also okay to show it. If he intended it to the young men reading his essay personally,
Over 18.2% of the adult American population has been clinically diagnosed as insane. Insanity Is a large concept to understand. It can make anyone diagnosed do things that their full body is not aware of. It can also get people out of certain situations like a court case. In court if one are diagnosed as insane, one would get sent to a mental asylum instead of a prison. This way the person diagnosed can be taken care of. In the recent case of the slenderman stabbing, that has lasted four years, Anissa Weier was sentenced to an asylum instead of being sentenced to prison, for she was diagnosed insane. If Mary Moloney was in court for the murder of her husband, she would be in a mental institution. In lamb to the slaughter, by Roald Dahl, Mary Moloney over reacts and kills her husband using a frozen leg of lamb. Mary had killed Patrick, her husband, because she had received bad news, but the audience does not know what the news is. In Lamb to the Slaughter, by Roald Dahl, Mary Maloney portrays insanity because she overreacted and killed her husband, Talked to herself and laughed at her husband’s death and changed moods in the blink of an eye.
Some of the best television shows are great because of their accurate replication of the sociological elements found in the real world. Breaking Bad, arguably one of the best shows ever made, accurately depicts the role of social stratification, social networks, deviance, and sanctions in our society. In this masterpiece, the main character, Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher receives a cancer diagnosis. Realizing the financially troubling situation he would be leaving his family in, he decides to start cooking Methamphetamine to make as much money possible before his death. While not the main focus of the show, viewers can observe how various sociological elements impact Walters behavior and decisions.
King uses pathos to appeal to the readers emotions by triggering relatable responses that help prove everyone is mentally ill to a certain degree. In his selection, King starts by persuading the reader that “we’re all mentally ill” helping to further comprehend his thesis. By using an inclusive word such as we, King is also referring to himself in his statement. Through the usage of words such as this, the reader will feel involved and it makes the author feel more approachable and relatable, as though it were just a conversation taking place between two people. Starting with a firm statement, such as King did, will instantly get a reaction out of the reader. Whether this reaction be good or bad, it will activate a response from the brain,
Curiosity about the possibility and conditions of "change in identity" has been remarkably intense, in fiction and in psychology, during the last century. In talk about literature, this has led to the development of a crude but useful terminological distinction of two sorts of characterization: "static" and "dynamic." A static character, in this vocabulary, is one that does not undergo important change in the course of the story, remaining essentially the same at the end as he or she was at the beginning. A dynamic character, in contrast, is one that does undergo an important change in the course of the story. More specifically, the changes that we are referring to as being "undergone" here are not changes in circumstances, but
The theory of human insanity, for many is not a desire, but a result of. Society overlooks the term “Insanity”. Insanity is simply the state of being mentally ill, resulting in extreme foolishness. In “Lamb to the Slaughter” author Roald Dahl explored the theory of human insanity through the actions of main character, Mary Maloney. Mary Maloney was a devoted wife whose love for her husband was so strong she could barely deal with the fact he wanted a divorce. The thought of being a future divorcee startled Mary, leading to the homicidal death of Patrick Maloney. Critics may argue that Mary is guilty of murder, but Mary Maloney is evidently an innocent victim of insanity proving this through her oblivious states of mind caused by circumstance.
This is shown through the article by cbs news titled Fear Factor: How Herd Mentality Drives Us when they state, “ It's the idea that the individual members of a herd relate, behave in a similar fashion… If they act too much out of the norm, more often than not they're singled out and identified by a predator - and don't survive very long.” It is also shown through Time machine (1905): An Eyewitness Account of Lynching, and through To Kill A Mockingbird. These show that people within a mob-mentality act differently than normal, come up with their own twisted form of justice, and can be seen as temporarily insane for a short period of time. Many people allowed for the mobs to occur and that ended badly. So, if you allow a mob to happen, you are allowing insanity to
The audience should also notice within the first paragraph where the legal definition of insanity could also be applied. It is here where his words begin to contradict themselves. It is here where he starts to demonstrate a mad man, by accusing the audience of coming to the conclusion that he is mad. He then goes on to imply that if he were mad, he “would be out of control, …profoundly illogical, and not even recognize the implications of his