According to the ancient Greeks ‘Mania’ is a form of love that leads a person into a type of obsessive madness. This kind of love is essentially unbalanced because those who experience mania want to love and be loved for self-centred reasons – to find a sense of self-value. The loved one becomes an object whose value is not intrinsic – they are merely an expression of their partners’ needs. This kind of love risks delusion, possessiveness and jealousy. This aspect of love is ultimately destructive – it probably wouldn’t allow the world to go around, it might bring it to a grinding halt! Can you think of any examples in film or fiction where mania drives the plot?