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Critical Essay Obsessions By Nathan Diack Thesis Obsessions can cause one o commit harmful actions An obsession is a feeling usually irrational over which a person has little conscious control over In the story The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe the narrator had an obsession with the old mans eye Even though the narrator didnt hate or dislike his boss in any way he eventually murdered him The narrator in this story probably wouldnt have done this consciously evidence of this is that in the end the murderer confessed his actions to the police Many people that have obsessions which can or have led to harmful actions are mentally ill Obviously the man in the story was mentally ill he kept denying that he was mad through out the story so it is obvious he was inflicted with some sort of schizophrenia Many rapists have are obsessed this obviously leads to more detrimental consequences Obsessions are what drive people sometimes its in a positive way but mostly negative Sometimes people who are obsessed with celebrities go to great extent to express how much they admire their idol eg Posters hairstyle and clothing adoption Even though this might seem unusual it doesnt cause much harm In some cases people who have an idol have a much greater obsession And will take it to a much greater extent sometimes even far enough to kidnap a celebrity Another example of an obsessive person is somebody who constantly fears being robbed A person like this will go to great extents to prevent being robbed Heshe would start carrying a weapon for defense This weapon might be pepper spray a knife or it could even be a gun When someone becomes this protective a mishap may take place Such as an innocent person being shot because of suspected robbery Because the patient doesnt usually realize that heshe
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