Porphyria’s Lover Paranoia
There are many physical and mental diseases Americans encounter each day. Some sickness is more serious than other. One mental disorder is paranoia. Paranoia is when the patient becomes a prey to premature delusion. The disease the cause of delusion is internal, and not hallucination is involved. The main symptom is permanent delusion. In paranoia the symptoms of delusion appear gradually, and the patient is sentimental, irritable, suspicious, depressed, introverted, jealous, obstinate, unsocial, selfish, and bitter. The patient dies not acknowledge his or her own faults or failures, and sometimes accepting certain qualities as belonging to himself or herself. Here is a few types of symptoms for paranoid personality disorder, preoccupied with unsupported doubts about friends or associates, suspicious; unfound suspicions; believes others are plotting against him or her, maintains unfounded suspicions regarding the fidelity of a spouse or significant other and reading negative meanings into innocuous remark. In addition, to the symptoms of paranoid; here are some types of paranoid , Persecutory Paranoia, Delusion of Grandeur, Religions Paranoia, Reformatory Paranoia, Erotic Paranoia, Litigious Paranoia, and Hypochon Paranoia.
In Robert Browning, “Porphyria’s Lover” the lover kills Porphyria. Porphyria’s lover suffer from Persecutory paranoia where delusion people of an aggressive temperament often turns dangerous killers and Litigious paranoia where the patient takes to feeling meaningless cases against other people. Nevertheless, he kills her in bit of rage in order to freeze in time a moment of great devotion or to posses her completely. “She shut the cold out and the storm, and kneeled and made the cheerless [...] (line 7-8). Apparently, Porphyria is driven by a powerful sexual passion, which drives her lover to murder. . “Violence and death are well-known outcome of frustrated or perverse sexual feelings like
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