Create a 10 page essay paper that discusses Insanity Plea Condition of Mind.
A genius is full of overflowing ideas and the memories stirred in his brain are countless. He stumbles upon the combinations and affinities in facts, tones, and colors that are beyond the comprehension of an ordinary mind. This is the way the madman’s mind also operates. This goes to show that both madman and genius share in common the excessive stimulation, the depression or excitability of certain parts of their brainThe difference is the question of the area of the brain to which vitiated blood supply flows. The nerve cells and fibers are super-sensitive. Thus, genius often merges into insanity and insane into genius. Both are influenced by functional disorders. The law of nature seems to be that excessive activity in one part of the brain results in a depression in another part of the brain. Similarly, depression in one part of the brain is reflected as excessive activity in another part. This ultimately results in loss of healthy functioning of either sensory or motor apparatus or the several channels which regulate the body growth and nutrition. Thus genius, insanity, idiocy, scrofula, rickets, gout, consumption, and similar neuropathic disorders are the manifestations of the common evil called instability or disequilibrium in the nervous system (Nisbet, 2005, p55). Genius is a freak of nature and his faculties have developed one-sidedly resulting in one organ predominating the others. Seneca has said that there can be no genius without a touch of madness (Besser, 1969, p 73). With the above facts, it would become clear that a genius is conscious of his actions whereas the insane person may not be so. The genius can, therefore, act deceptively like insane. And with the deceptive insanity, he is apt to commit wrongs and plead insanity. The defense of insanity has its roots in the 1843 case of Daniel M’Naghten after whose name insanity defense rule came to known. Daniel M’Naghten who attempted to kill the then prime minister of Britain and was acquitted as not guilty as he was insane at the time. . .