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10 (Psychological) Reasons Why We Like Mrs. Danvers | Rebecca (2020) | Movie Analysis

Mrs. Danvers, the sinister housekeeper at Manderley, is a powerful villain, dominating both book pages and screens with her manipulative presence. She is the main antagonist in Daphne du Maurier’s novel “Rebecca”, her main victim being the new wife of Maximillian “Maxim” de Winter, a young girl of modest roots who finds herself thrown in …

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Providential Agent of Chaos: The Psychology of “Messiah” | NETFLIX Series

An exercise in both Faith and Critical Thinking, NETFLIX’s series “Messiah” tests personal limits and ruffles morality feathers worldwide tackling humanity’s biggest issues via bite-size questions, vague clues, and sustained advocacy for personal agency. Needless to say, I am looking forward to a second season. In 2012, during an episode of the Australian television program “Q+A”, …

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10 (Psychological) Reasons Why We Like Michael Corleone

He’s a mafia boss. He’s doing all the things mafia bosses do. Through lucrative endeavors that include everything from illegal gambling businesses to money laundering, extortion, and murder, Don Michael Corleone led the Corleone crime family to full American and international underworld success and domination. And we still like him. No matter how bad things …

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Brief Psychological Interpretation of Santa’s Image – as depicted by Thomas Nast

  Merry Old Santa Claus, by Thomas Nast. Woodcut published on 1 st January 1881 by Harper’s Weekly. The picture above portrays Santa Claus as imagined by Thomas Nast in  Harper’s Weekly, January 1, 1881, p.8-9. Given the fact that this is the drawing that generated the current image of Santa Claus, I propose a brief psychological interpretation of it, just …

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