Many authors who struggle with addiction use their writing as a way to express themselves through various characters. One prime example is F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, who reportedly “began drinking at a young age and it became such a common force in his life that alcoholics appear as central characters throughout his writing”. This connections with alcohol in Fitzgerald’s writing reflect the traits of an alcoholic author. Fitzgerald wrote a lot about alcohol and he may have used this to satisfy his alcoholic desires: “So drunk out on the gravel drive that Mrs. Ulysses Swett's automobile ran over his right hand” (Page 62). In this quote Fitzgerald portrays Ripley Snells as “so drunk”. Maybe Fitzgerald writes this to imagine himself drunk and to satisfy his alcoholic desires. Therefore, an authors addiction can influence their writing by mainly focusing on the aspects of their addiction. Addiction is a way for authors to express the life that …show more content…
A great example of addiction within authors is Stephen King. He had an addiction with Alcohol, Cocaine, Cigarettes, and Listerine. King shows his addiction by connecting one of his characters, Annie Wilkes, to cocaine: “Misery is a book about cocaine. Annie Wilkes is cocaine. She was my number-one fan”. King said this in his interview with Rolling Stones. This connection shows how addicted he was to drugs. Another example of his extreme addiction is when David Leafe said, “He now worried that he might be unable to write without being drunk”. This example shows how bad his addiction was to the point he believed he wouldn’t be able to write without being drunk. Within these examples, one can notice the control alcohol had over King, quite similar to the control alcohol had on Fitzgerald. In conclusion, authors with addiction use their writing as a way to reveal their addiction, perhaps as a cry for
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en Codependency and Independence In death, grief, hardships, but also contentment we rely on our closest companions for emotional support, but what happens when that connection is severed? In the novel, A Separate Peace, John Knowles demonstrates the consequences of being involved in a codependent relationship with the complicated friendship of two best friends, Gene and Finny. The strain a codependent relationship can cause is further portrayed in the novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald which depicts Jay Gatsby’s obsessions with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan. Intimate, meaningful relationships are vital to a healthy emotional balance, however, when this reliance becomes overwhelming it can develop into a negative, interdependent
When one in-visons the golden and all-powerful idea that is known simply as The American Dream it is only human to immediately think of the “grand” result of achieving the stereotypical dream, portrayed in a vast majority of pieces of media are the struggle and often overlooked deception that gaining and earning this idea of the dream costs. In most cases (and always in the cliché), the end all result of “working one’s entire life to earn the American dream” is seen as an ultimate bliss or euphoria because it means that one is earned the life they now have by putting in blood, sweat, and tears. Those claims quite possibly and a lot of the times accurate but what is almost always ignored is the journey to the dream. This journey is the complete opposite of the dream
Jekyll vs. Hyde Addiction can be seen as a point of obsession where one believes they cannot live without. A person that I know that has been through something like this is an old family friend. As he began high school, he was really shy and just wanted to fit in. Because he was so shy, he felt like he had to act a certain way in order to be friends with the rest of the kids in his grade. He would go to parties and drink and take so many pictures with all of his so called new friends.
Yet, feelings are almost impossible to control and will persuade readers to continue their or their loved-ones battle against addiction. In How to Help Someone with an Opioid Addiction, published by the Chicago Sun Times, the section titled What if it doesn’t work? encourages readers to embrace failure, persevere, and take precautionary methods. Specifically, the author uses pathos rhetoric along with ethos and logos. However, the pathos rhetoric is the strongest pertaining to this article.
Addiction is a condition in which a person is compelled to continue an act even if it interferes with ordinary life responsibilities. Life with addiction can become overwhelming and even stressful because there is such a need for a specific item. Addictions cause harm, abuse, fatality, behavioral problems such as, aggressiveness, loss of self-control and paranoia. In “Sonny’s Blues” we see a different type of addiction than what we see in “A River Runs Through It.” In “Sonny’s Blues” Sonny was addicted to heroine, a drug that triggers a release of dopamine into the brain.
Literature Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com.proxy151.nclive.org/apps/doc/H1420096909/LitRC?u=ncliverockcc&sid=LitRC&xid=706af6fe. Accessed 11 Feb. 2018. Originally published in The Languages of Addiction, edited by Jane Lilienfeld and Jeffrey Oxford, St. Martin's Press, 1999, pp. 175-192. Tackach, James.
The Great Gatsby. In the Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald demonstrates how the wealthy’s excessive consumption of alcohol brings out the worst in their characters. For instance, the negative parts of Tom’s personality are highlighted when he drinks. Tom drinks all throughout the party he attends with Nick. He becomes violent and aggressive with Myrtle, his mistress, and “making a short deft movement ...broke her nose with his open hand (Fitzgerald 41).”
Gatsby was destined to be self consumed and insecure. The only thing that could solve this was, of course, someone else to reinforce his homemade identity, and that someone was Daisy, the golden girl. Daisy exemplified everything Gatsby wanted in life. Five years ago Gatsby met Daisy while he was in the army, they fell in love. With self motivation he uses her to find himself in the world that has created him into the man that he is today.
People use these addictions to escape the world they live in, similarly to the way Case has a dependency on drugs. This type of dependency is usually started because people have the feeling of emptiness and are struggling with this feeling, looking for an easy way to feel better. Case was given the opportunity to escape his addiction, but instead Case states, “Thanks, but I was enjoying that dependency” (45). He enjoyed his dependency on drugs and alcohol because it was a form of an escape from his body, a chance to forget about his body slowly deteriorating. As Case gradually weakens he continues to abuse stimulants to help with the loss of energy.
Much like the Buchanans, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life was influenced greatly by the pursuit of pleasure. He experienced his own failure of the American dream after years of alcoholism and smoking. His unhealthy habits affected his work and his mental health. “His [Fitzgerald] own alcoholism enslaved Fitzgerald.” (Doreski pg 2).
Realizing is to understand, while denying is to contradict. We as people understand that there is more to any relationship than the just the surface. The Great Gatsby, a mysterious but intense novel, is based off of the ideas of denying but realizing, leaving the story intriguing to readers. Not only does one of the most important characters in this novel, Daisy Buchanan, realize what is going on in her reality but she also chooses to deny it. In this case, her convenience is more important than the truth.
This essay will tackle the topic of substance use disorder as a psychology topic. The film that will be reviewed for the topic is 28 Days. This is a film written by Susannah Grant and written by Betty Thomas. The film stars Sandra Bullock as a columnist for a New York newspaper (Thomas). In the film, Bullock acts as Gwen Cummings, an alcoholic forced to attend rehab for 28 days.
Addiction is the reliance on a routine. There are many addictive stages. Addiction, as it comes along, becomes a way of life. The persistent use of the substance causes to the user serious physical or psychological problems and dysfunctions in major areas of his or her life. The drug user continues to use substances and the compulsive behavior despite the harmful consequences, and tries to systematically avoid responsibility and reality, while he or she tends to isolate himself/herself from others because of guilt and pain (Angres, & Bettinardi-Angres, 2008).