April 16th, 2010
Macbeth and Psychology
For as long as we can remember there have been psychopaths, schizophrenics, and serial killers. People have been known to act on their criminal impulse and in my opinion it all goes back to their childhood. It isn’t a proven fact that a certain stage in their childhood causes them to behave violently, but it seems to be the case more often then none. The person may hold a grudge that explains their actions or is simply satisfied by acting on their impulse. In Macbeth we see the transformation the characters experience. Macbeth’s character changes dramatically and his personality shows many signs of a serial killer. Most serial killers have a signature or a certain pattern they follow. Beyond their selfish impulse to cause pain and find answers that aren’t there is a wounded child or teen. It is common for teens to go through many changes that can cause longterm damage and develop certain dangerous habits. They are likely to have grown up with unstable parenting and/or be exposed to some kind of abuse, mental or physical.
There are two types of serial killers, the organized and disorganized. The disorganized killer is usually an outsider and socially inadequate. They aren’t exactly the educated type or been one to have finished high school. Their living habits are poor and give off a very creepy
suspicious feeling. Not all serial killers may show these habits, but it is very common. On the other hand, there is the organized killer who seems to be somewhat normal. They are usually the last person you’d think would be a serial killer. They portray to be socially adequate and interested in dating or even be in a relationship. Their habits are all pretty much normal and they also tend to have physical contact with their victims. In my opinion, Macbeth falls into the ...
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