Metaphors and myths about illnesses like cancer and tuberculosis constantly besiege people in society according to Susan Sontag in the book Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. When someone becomes ill with cancer or TB, more often than not, they are negatively associated with the illness. Through Sontag’s medical research, opinions, observations, and viewpoint she dedicates her writing to end the myths that demoralize individuals. Cancer is a disease, not an evil condition that defines someone. Sontag explains how people with cancer should not feel cursed or punished, but instead see it as traveling to the “kingdom of sick.” Metaphors can help the general public understand difficult subjects and concepts, but become detrimental when people are defined by their illness or condition.
Near the middle of the book, Huck puts a rattlesnake in Jim’s bed and forgets to take it out of Jim’s bed. Jim is attacked and hurt in the situation. However, Huck feels no sympathy for Jim, as Jim is a slave and inferior to him, according to Huck. Both instances have the connection of racial inferiority. Huck and Roxy’s decision making and thinking are influenced by racial inferiority and cause them to not feel guilt or distress of the actions they committed.
And that is just great. But so many other people would disagree so strongly with her sunny disposition, after being robbed, by fate, of the life they had worked so hard to make for themselves. Mairs says in her essay, “I am not a disease.” (213) but living with an invisible illness is consuming. It eats people alive. Invisible illnesses cannot be seen by someone who doesn't know what to look for.
The documentary “Chasing Zero” reflects on the importance of quality care and patient safety. From the video, a child presents with jaundice, but the hospital fails to recognize immediate treatment. As a result, the child develops further complications such Kernicterus, which results in brain damage from jaundice (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, 2014). Unfortunately, there were many devastating instances such as this, which could have been greatly prevented. In response to these tragic events, activists have introduced many best-practice approaches to minimize these occurrences.
Vonnegut hates to take medicines for his illness. He didn’t trust those medicines and even stop eating food or drinking his tea while he was in the hospital because he understood there’s medicine in his food for controlling his behavior. In the other hand, Nolan looked forward for his medicine so he can write. This shows another different between people with different type of mental illness. One of them is aware of the fact that he needs the drugs so he can function and stay as normal as possible, while the other one hates it because he thought the doctors wanted to poison him.
In life, people find different ways to cope with their issues. This is the case in “Vaclav and Lena” by Hayley Tanner, where the main characters Vaclav and Lena face many obstacles, but use their imaginations to help them deal with the struggles they face in reality. This relates to the quote “Imagination is the one weapon in the in the war against reality” by Jules de Gautier, because Vaclav and Lena use their imaginations and dreams of better things to come, to ignore the problems they currently face. Vaclav and Lena use their imaginations and dreams of the future to forget about their issues momentarily, and to be able to postpone dealing with them. Vaclav and Lena use their imaginations and dreams of the future to forget about their
In an article by Dr.Jaan Suurkula the characters actions and survival tactics in both literary sources are easily explained by two major patterns of behavior . in both novels they demonstrate SOB otherwise known as Survival-Oriented behavior which is brain operation that’s “controlled by the primitive areas in the brain” . Dr.Suurkula further explains how SOB is associated with deficient intellectual functioning causing weak judgement and foresight .in terms people with SOB have difficulties in assessing a stressful situation in a realistic way . In Lord of the flies they expressed that form of thinking by killing off Simon and Piggy when in they didn’t know how to handle their situations in a realistic way .Dr. Suurkula also analyze when the person becomes overwhelmed with SOB the person become emotionally unstable ,impulsive<,negative, Aggressive , irresponsible, very egoistic, self-assertive , and unempathetic .
Each time an addict injects themselves, they are at risk of overdosing and potentially dying. If the government is really concerned about the health and well-being of addicts, they should implement strategies to treat the addicts. A good metaphor is used in the article “Say No To Needle Distribution Programs, (2014) the metaphor refers to Russian Roulette in that handing out clean needles is a form of Russian Roulette. A user can go and get needles numerous times and be fine but one they will be unlucky and one day the addict 's needle will be the last needle
For the Hmong, it is seen as deep sadness and can be healed with communal rituals and traditions, whereas in Western societies, it can involve doctors and therapy. It concerns the biomedical model because medication can be used to aid individuals in recovering from this illness, and it negatively affects one’s body as well. It is seen as a mental illness in many different places around the world, yet the Hmong never referred to it as such, and preferred to think of it without stigma instead, though they lived within Western culture. Nevertheless, the culture shock they experienced changed a lot for them, such as having their children veer off from the lives their parents had previously led before them. Becoming literate was another aspect of American life that they had to face, and they dealt with the challenge to the best of their ability.
When death is thought of, we typically mourn. We fall into a state of understood social depression and usually give ourselves an allotted time to recover from our loss. Death is not normally viewed as beautiful. However in “The Death of a Toad,” Wilbur takes a brutal death a makes it simply beautiful. The use of vivid imagery and diction and organized syntax and structure provide a sense of beauty to one toad’s death.