24 Sept., 1999
Friend or Fiend?
The persona of a psychopath appears to be much like any human. In many cases, one would not be able to "pick them out of a crowd". Their minds, however, differ greatly from most. A psychopath is extremely smart and methodical in thinking and most often is very meticulous in the way in which he/she acts. While many people are not thinking beyond the norm,
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Carol Oates uses Arnold Friend to describe the sentiments, conceptions, and characteristics of a psychopath (Gillis 245). With each description of Arnold, the reader is brought deeper into his demented intellect. Arnold Friend is only a figment of a story, as well as a part of our society in which most people would never recognize or comprehend.
This is from the story "Where are you going, Where have you
been?" written by Joyce Carol Oates