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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 6, June 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616



Literary And Psychological Journey Into Lee Brightman’s Consciousness

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AUTHOR(S)

Moza Al Hammoudi

 

KEYWORDS

Covert abuse, Domestic Violence, Manipulation, Narcissism, Overt abuse, Predatory behavior, Psychological abuse, Psychopathy, Spousal abuse.

 

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research is to analyze the character of Lee Brightman from both literary and psychological perspective. Lee Brightman is a main character in Elizabeth Haynes’s novel Into the Darkest Corner. Lee has psychopathic traits, which fall under the dark triad personalities: narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. After Catharine Baily falls in love with him, he starts to change his attitude towards her. Lee uses emotional, psychological, and physical abuse against Catharine. This research helps to uncover the reasons behind Lee Brightman’s domestic violence. In addition, this research serves as a case study of someone who has psychological problems.

 

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