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monomania

an excessive mental preoccupation with one thing, idea, etc.
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After Genesis, the Good Book generally falls away into a humorless So-So Book at best, a Bad Book mostly, getting worse as it goes along, sinking into the New Testament's celebration of a deluded monomaniac, who brings the good news that the world is ending even as he speaks, thereby forming a cult around himself that shapes the world we live in now.
However, the portrait that emerges in the film is that of an often nasty, manipulative monomaniac.
The cast of actors and actresses is certainly one of the greatest merits of this production, from a severe Michelle Pfeiffer (excellently reproducing the elegance, coldness and austerity of the original struggling matriarch Elisabeth Collins Stoddard) and Helena Bonham Carter (who interprets the disloyal psychiatrist Julia Hoffman) to a very talented Eva Green in the role of the monomaniac witch Angelique Bouchard, whose love for Barnabas demonstrates both the incredible endurance of an affection and the obsessive side of it.
In a speech delivered upon his return to Louisville, Clay left no doubt about his belief in Pavy's misplaced priorities, remarking that: "He [Pavy] is an enthusiast, almost a monomaniac, upon the subject of Arctic exploration, and to discover the North Pole, he would sacrifice everything he has on earth--friends, home, wife, life itself--he would consign his soul to perdition, if he believed in perdition" (Apple, 1997:21).
Non-Jews can never get enough of their monomaniac and extremely monotonous dislike of Jews.
Lewis, in "The Poison of Subjectivism," stated: "These monomaniac systems are then used as a ground to attack traditional morality; but, absurdly, since it is from traditional morality alone that they derive such semblance of validity as they possess .
The theatre company is looking to fill the lead role in The Monomaniac, a tale exploring a 20-year-old woman's psychological reaction to her husband's murder.
He is a monomaniac and because such extreme onesidedness is unexpected in everyday life he goes undetected.
I am a monomaniac,' he laughs, eyes twinkling, 'but even I am not the kind of monomaniac who is only interested in having representations of the god Thoth standing, seated, lying down, undressed .
Unfortunately for the people of Syria they are caught between a megalomaniac leader and a monomaniac, exiled opposition guiding a "revolution" remotely from the halls of five-star hotels in foreign capitals.
The White Whale swam before him as the monomaniac incarnation of all those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating in them, till they are left living on with half a heart and half a lung.
Its founder, the Marquis de Rays, was a charismatic monomaniac who dreamed of creating a South Pacific utopia.