How we change what others think, feel, believe and do
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A person becomes temporarily Mad, losing control and harming the Victim.
In stories, we are both horrified by this loss of control and humanity whilst also looking on in fascination and recognition of what we perhaps sometimes would like to do. We also may feel pity and sorrow for the afflicted person, realizing that perhaps it could also happen to us.
Some people do indeed let go and find release in this activity, although others pay the price. The modern treatment of this can be Anger Management classes, where the person learns to suppress, displace, sublimate or otherwise deflect their destructive urges.
'Madness' is the 16th of Georges Polti's 36 Dramatic Situations.
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