Personality Quiz: sane or insane?????? - Quibblo
In Shakespeare's play Hamlet the main character Hamlet experiences many different and puzzling emotions. He toys with the idea of killing himself and then plays with the idea of murdering others. Many people ask themselves who or what is this man and what is going on inside his head. The most common question asked about him is whether or not he is sane or insane. Although the door seems to swing both ways many see him as a sane person with one thought on his mind, and that is revenge. The first point of his sanity is while speaking with Horatio in the beginning of the play, secondly is the fact of his wittiness with the other characters and finally, his soliloquy.
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Sane or Insane? describes the dramatic tale of abuse that a mental health worker receives in her personal life as well as on the job. April, a mental health worker who works with adolescents with emotional, mental, and behavioral problems, shares her tale of abuse from her boyfriend Darren that almost ends her life. April fights through the physical abuse as well as the sexual abuse that she endures from her supervisor at work and struggles to hold on to her own sanity as she strives to change the lives of her clients that she cares for. After April decides to leave her abusive boyfriend, she meets a special guy whom she falls in love with. Just as she attempts to turn her life around, Darren shows up and holds her captive. After several days of torture, April is rescued with the help of her new friend but soon discovers that she is pregnant. April is not sure who the father is but decides to go through the pregnancy. During her delivery she has complications. When April awakes, she is the mother of three baby boys whom she names Darren, after her abusive boyfriend; Abraham, after her new lover; and Carl, after her supervisor, but she canat remember doing so. April struggles to stay within the realm of reality as she tries to decide if she is Sane or Insane?
As everyone before me has already stated in their postings, the concept of sanity is totally subjective to one's own mind. Winston deems himself sane because he does not buy into the collective mentality of the Party, while the Party sees Winston as a lunatic for the same reason. Therefore, depending on which version of sanity you decide to adopt, one could argue that Winston was either completely sane through the duration of the story up until his brainwashing at the Ministry of Love, or vice versa. I feel that Orwell intentionally leaves this open-ended and undefined for the reader in order to perpetuate the general mood of constant unknowing and the consequent helplessness this brings. So, I suppose I really do not know whether he is sane or insane, but I kind of think I'm not supposed to know anyways. As for our current society's methods for determining what is socially acceptable, I feel that we are slightly similar to the Party in that there are some definite laws that outline ideal behavior and others still that are unspoken but innately known by all. Morality, however, is something that lies within an individual and cannot be covered by any blanket statement for an entire population, especially in a society so diverse as ours.
prisons. Some killers though, are truly insane. There is a fine line, as well as a good defense attorney, as to which side you fall on, sane or insane.Is there any test or method that can be used to prove a subject to be either sane or insane? How can any such test give objectively accurate results for this or another similar definition of insanity? Winston's sanity or insanity is based on who is judging him. According to our society, Winston is sane. He believes in the same moral principals as we do, making him sane. He acts and thinks in a similar way to those in our society. However, in his society he is completely insane. He completely deviates from the norm and believes in completely opposite ethics. He is incapable of doublethink. Each society determines what is sane or insane based on the ethical trends of the times.Insanity is determined by the society we live in based upon the opinions and the comparisons of others. Everyone has a different opinion of what is sane or insane. I agree with Ashton that sanity and morals are determined by the environment we live in. In Winston's society, he is considered insane because he does not believe in the Party and their ways like double think. However, in our society, I think Winston would be considered normal even if he questions the government or stands out in some weird way. He would still be sane.In criminal and mental health law, sanity is a legal term denoting that an individual is of sound mind and therefore can bear legal responsibility for his or her actions. The official legal term is compos mentis. It is generally defined in terms of the absence of insanity (non compos mentis). It is not a medical term, although the opinions of medical experts are often important in making a legal decision as to whether someone is sane or insane.I agree with everyone before me in saying that sanity depends on the society one is immersed in. Going against all of the customs of his society therefore make Winston insane by comparison. He is an oddity. In a society where everyone acts and more importantly thinks in harmony with the Party's will, Winston's dissension is nearly unheard of. Though being sane is generally associated with having moral behavior, it does not have to be and becomes irrelevant when what is considered moral and conforming is to follow the party. Other morals have no more meaning. Only appropriate behavior or deviant behavior mark the sane or the insane. Insanity is a label given to those who are different enough in thought or action to be not easily ignored, to be a threat to the understood norm. If a person is labelled as insane, society no longer has to worry about who is actually acting in a better manner. As O'Brien said, Winston is a, "minority of one" (Orwell 249). Therefore, since O'Brien takes the time to label him so, Winston is insane.By Party standards, Winston is considered insane. However, I believe he is one of the few sane members in that society. Today, what is sane or insane is determined by a matter of opinions. What is considered rational or irrational may be different for each person. In terms of appropriate behavior and morals, both areas are determined by what is best for the society and every person in it. If one's government said it was not wrong to kill, then people might do so. It all has to do with what one perceives to be right or wrong.