Genius Vs Madness

Haley Richardson
March 13, 2012
Lewis, D.
Composition II

Genius vs. Mad

Many believe that there is a thin line between creativity and madness. An idea for centuries, people believe that being considered a genius heightens the creative mind among artist, writers, and musicians (Marano 2007). But what is the link? The historical figures in time, the ones we label as genius, share a commonality of personality traits and mental disorders. These illnesses are what label genius' mad.
An artist's madness is equivalent to their mental illness thus making them a genius. The challenge of the mind is what makes the genius so brilliant with their creative minds. Although just as rare as a ...

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a novel of deep intense narratives of time travel and mental hysteria (Perstrik 2010). So many other creative men and women, ranging from musician to painter such as Beethoven, Van Gogh, Isaac Newton, all brilliant geniuses recognized today, were challenged with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder indirectly has influenced our love for these "Mad Men." It has contributed to the creativity of men and women around the world in both good and bad ways.
The effect of schizophrenia can cause both positive and negative attributes towards the creative mind. Although Nathanial Ayer's illness caused him to drop out of Julliard, would Lopez ever have noticed him? Lopez was inclined to write such a story because of Ayer's struggle. All of the success from publication of his talent and illness is what made him come out of his shell and land on stage with a huge crowd, a best friend, and his contribution to the homeless. All these positive things came from having schizophrenia. ...

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