In Herman Melville’s short story, “Bartleby, the Scrivener”, multiple foils can be observed. Foils being a contrast between two characters or even settings. However, this text will be centered on specifically two foils. The first one, the narrator being a foil of Bartleby, leading to the second foil; Nippers and/or Turkey being foils of Bartleby once again. As previously said, Bartleby the Scrivener and the narrator seem to be foils of each other. The protagonist, Bartleby, resists the crowd and the usual way of living. He lives against the norms: isolating himself from society and humanity. Barely eating, or a certain point refusing to eat, living in his own office consequently cutting contact with humans and not executing his boss’s, the narrator, orders. Therefore, completely defying
one job for more than a few years and has spent much of her adult life as a student”.
Her most severe symptoms of anger, fear, and shame are leading her to self harming behaviors such as suicide, burning, and overdosing on prescription medication and alcohol. I believe that treating these symptoms to include fear of abandonment, rejection, and being alone would minimize her self-harming behavior. These symptoms are complex due to her early sexual abuse and rape. She has been diagnosed with BPD, PTSD, and Alcohol Use Disorder. Furthermore, she has many symptoms under the criteria of PTSD such as: Intrusive memories; dissociative reactions; recurrent distressing dreams; avoidance of external reminders; inability to remember parts of the traumatic event; persistent negative emotional state (depression, anger, and anxiety); feeling detached; self destructive behaviors; problems with concentration; sleep difficulties; significant distress and impairment in relationships (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Secondly, Rosa’s symptoms associated with BPD are: instable relationships; impulsivity; frantic efforts to avoid abandonment; unstable and intense interpersonal relationships; unstable sense of self; self harming behaviors (over spending, burning, suicide, sex, substance use, and binge eating); chronic feelings of emptiness; transient, stress-related paranoid ideation; and affective instability (panic, anger, and despair) (American Psychiatric Association,
In the case study, I would like to use several theories and concepts to analysis the case of Susan. I would briefly analysis the case by using social ecological theory and analysis in detail by using the relevant theories.
Ms. Smith inform the counselor that the majority of her stress comes from her boss in which she describes as “very stressful” and since she started the job, the boss has been on her case since then and it makes her depressed. She reports having a difficult time standing up for herself with her boss at work since she is constant stressor. She also reports consuming more alcohol and using crack daily. Client stated to staff that she needs to get her life together and support her daughter before her ex-husband take full custody of her daughter, Crystal. The client referred herself for substance abuse counseling and treatment session at an outpatient chemical dependency clinic. Client currently is not under any probation or have any outstanding
Not only does she deal with pain, but she also deals with self image. She's constantly looking at herself through her self portraits.
HEENT: Head is normocephalic; PERRLA, EOMs intact, sclera clear, conjunctiva unremarkable. TM’s dull, grey, with cone of light reflex bil. Nares patent, oral mucosa pink and moist. All teeth present except final set of molars upper and lower. Good dental hygiene.
The movie Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) tells a story of a simple man and his journey through life. Forrest Gump’s story takes place during a time of historical significance in our country, The United States of America. His story began in the 1950’s, and ran through the 1970’s. This was a period in our country where morality, and equality, had come to be questioned for the first time since our country broke away from its European roots, and winning its independence on July 04, 1776. The American culture and its society would be changed forever over this twenty to thirty-year course. Forrest Gump is very simple-minded man who lives his life by a set of values forever instilled in him by his mother, Ms. Gump. In many ways the preoperational stage given to us by Jean Piaget applies very strongly to the movie Forrest Gump, for example when he started playing football, and joined the Vietnam War. The Cognitive
Girl, Interrupted is a film that portrays many different illnesses, but specifically the experiences of Susanna, the main character, who is a patient at a psychiatric hospital. The multipath model contains the different dimensions portrayed in the film: biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural. Susanna is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and some of the dimensions are applied to this disorder in the film. There is really no biological dimension shown in the film with any of the characters. There might be some genetic factors between Susanna and her parents with BPD, but it is not indicated so. In Susanna’s case, the psychological dimension indicates that she, along with others with BPD, experience feelings of
How you, as a social worker, might interpret the needs of Paula Cortez, the client, through the two cultural lenses you selected.
Chapter 4 covered anxiety, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders. Anxiety, fear and phobias are normal human emotions that in most respects are used to keep us safe by influencing us to avoid potentially dangerous situations. It is only when our emotions are not in proportion to the reality of the situation that our fears, obsessions and anxiety become pathological.
1. You always try to impress other people. You seek other people 's approval of your choices and actions.
The radio producers in my eyes, engaged in a case study design. A case study is, something of interest in its own right, and the researcher(s) goal is to provide a detailed clarification of it (Bell 42-43). Harper High School, is on its own very interesting, it is a, if not the most gun violence infested school in Chicago. Chicago, at the time was the only major metropolitan with rising murder rates, and Englewood (location of the school) has one of the highest neighbourhood murder rates. Harper High, embodied all the problems faced by the neighbourhood, and city, because it witnessed the issue of violence, like nothing else. Thus, when they sent in three reporters, they wanted to collect, detailed qualitative data, which would hopefully, illustrate
Her symptoms presented when Client A’s father started a new job and when she transferred into a new school (precipitant). Client A admits to feeling anxious, angry and frustrated when she is being ignored and misunderstood. She firmly believes everyone in her life should listen, believe and try to understand her. When others do not abide by her decisions or value her thoughts and emotions, she feels abandoned and that no one cares for her (maladaptive cognition). In response to her thoughts/emotions, Client A reacts with angry outbursts and becomes defensive, defiant and disrespectful towards others along with efforts to controlling them as well (maladaptive behavior). As anger has been her outlet to communicate, her maladaptive patterns have been maintained by her lack of assertive/conflict resolution skills and problem solving skills including a limited capacity for emotional regulation
A person’s character is defined by a distinctive set of traits and their behavioral patterns. One’s personality affects their attitudes, beliefs, and the way they perceive the world. People with healthy personalities easily form relationships and find coping methods to handle everyday stresses. Those who struggle with a personality disorder have difficulty interacting with others. They tend to have inflexible thoughts and behaviors in social situations (Noggle, Rylander, & Soltys, 2013). In The Neuropsychology of Psychopathology, the author states that “a personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations