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    ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ : Is He Truly Insane

    “The man denies that he is insane. He offers proof. Can you believe him?” (Poe, 22) This is one of the most intriguing lines in the short story ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ written by Edgar Allan Poe. This quote defines the whole purpose of the short story in fewer than two sentences. The whole story […] More

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    “On Being Sane in Insane Places”

    It was very interesting to read about Rosenhan’s study and how psychiatrists, who go through big coursework and training, could wrongly classify a patient. It surprised me how some psychiatrists couldn’t say they don’t know what’s wrong with patients instead they could possibly diagnose someone as insane. Though reading this chapter I found the strange […] More

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    On Being Sane in Insane Places

    Have you ever been in a confrontation with someone where they ended with calling you a lunatic, crazy, or insane? It does not feel too great. But at least you know you are sane, and to everyone else around you, you seem “normal.” Can you walk down the street and visibly see a difference between […] More