The disease redrew her personal sketch, becoming something though physically lacking, yet resilient beyond comparison. By combining rhetorical strategies with rhetorical appeals, Mairs presents herself in a way that invokes an emotional response from the reader. After losing the ability to operate her legs properly, Mairs begins to declare herself a “cripple”. She proclaims this knowing people cringe whenever someone is called a cripple.
not only does she make fun of herself, but she also has a great sense of humor. The little details she puts on her stories will make you picture it in your mind. She just doesn't want her readers to see her as a handicap person, but a person who wants the world to see her as a tough woman. One whom the fates, gods, viruses have not been kind, but who can face the brutal truth of her disabilities.
Ellen is a character that likes to have some type of control in a situation so she burdens herself with taking care of her father’s needs despite his physical, sexual and psychological abuse. She realizes her situation is not ideal by any means, compared to others but she does not complain, showing her strength. In the beginning of Ellen Foster, Elle’s mother dies from a drug overdose and she is left
While reviewing a tape of her time in the hospital, Susannah details her feelings on the scene: “The raw panic makes me uncomfortable, but the thing that truly unsettles me is the realization that emotions I once felt so profoundly, so viscerally, have no completely vanished”(Cahalan 175). It is with this scrutiny of the woman in the tapes that one can begin to comprehend and internalize her situation. Oftentimes, it seems that the material presented in a memoir is too detailed, too structured to be anything but a literary work; intimacy with one’s own story will always be the memoirist’s achilles heel. However, in the case of this singular novel, no detail is too planned, no character too perfect: everything is believably, achingly, and exquisitely
In all of society’s drama and solitude which is shown throughout this novel brings out the sympathetic side in all of us. Hester’s being an outcast is inflicted on her rather than her willfully seeking it out. Throughout the rest of her life, she is constantly seeking after relationships with other human beings on a base of honesty. She is isolated and an outcast but is still able to function as a human being and is not alienated from humanity. The blame for this tragic predicament in which she finds herself in lies squarely on the shoulders of the Puritan judges of her destiny.
The scar on the face of Sage has a deeper meaning than it just being a permanent mark. When describing her scar, she states, “It isn’t a scar to me, really. It’s a map of where my life went wrong” (10). This scar symbolizes guilt, like a stamp to remind her of what happened in the past. This permanent mark on her face does not let her move on because of the guilt she feels about the accident.
“The Broken Column” is a breathtaking piece of art that expresses truly how much pain and suffering the creator was go through when the piece was created. This art piece is a self-portrait of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter from Mexico City (1907–1954) in the surrealism period. She is best known for her wrenching, and mysterious self-portraits she painted. At a young age Frida was involved in a terrible bus action which caused her chronic pain and health issues for the rest of her life. It was after a spinal surgery that she created this painting.
Symptoms include a disregard for right and wrong, violating the rights of others, and a lack of empathy. The main indication that Nurse Ratchet has antisocial personality disorder is that she hurts others to achieve her means and does not feel any remorse about it. She plays people’s biggest weaknesses against them, like she always does with Billy. In the moments after Billy had sex and he was actually feeling confident, she brought up his mother so that she was able to control him; it was this mention of his mother that made Billy kill himself, yet Nurse Ratchet felt no remorse for her actions. Something else that she does that proves she has no idea of right and wrong is that when people do not do what she wants, she sends them to get electroshock therapy or lobotomies.
The article “Confessions of a Sociopath” tells the the story of a nameless woman and her story within her life. This article centers around her experience around other people, but it’s ironic that an article about a sociopath focuses on the feelings of others. The article attempts to inform the reader about what the inner workings of a sociopath is. The article begins with a description of being a sociopath furthermore, it talks about her childhood being rather “normal” not having any abusive parents rather a narcissist whom she actively shames. The irony of this situation is throughout the article she brags about herself with no sense of her hypocrisy she seems to be unable to recognize her similarities with her family as she casts them out
Throughout the book, one of the major conflicts that Lily has to face is her secrets. Her life is controlled through the secrets and they put a mental strain on her life. They refrain her from living fulfillingly.[add a quote and back it up dude] However, Kidd demonstrates freedom when Lily confronts her problem by finally telling the truth. [add another quote maybe]
She does not confront William, failing to reclaim her identity as a woman of justice. She is aware of her trauma and is trapped in stasis where she can not move on because she cannot admit her trauma. She is in shock that William is right in front of her, rendering her speechless and reminding her of her trauma. This sets Olivia back to her trauma because she is reminded of the horrible experience she had of being physically abused by a serial rapist. Olivia makes a breakthrough in overcoming her trauma by facing William in trial, proving that she is a strong woman who will not shy away from her duty because the cause of her trauma is a few feet away from her.
Just Checking from the Life of an Obsessive Compulsive that was written by Emily Colas, was a very good book to read. The author is a great writer and has a sharp and sarcastic sense of humor by making fun of her obsession. Through a series of vignettes, Colas jumps from the past to the present with her childhood events to her day to day life as a wife and mother. She talks about how her disorder impacts her family and how its she struggles everyday to try and have control of her illness. In her Biography she explains what it was like living with her disorder everyday.
She loses herself, as I would imagine Sophie to do after a life time of oppression. Jane saw a woman in the wall, and then became her. She took on that identity, and in her mind, then became free of ruling and imprisonment. All of my sympathy for any of the other characters in this work went solely to Jane. Her obvious mental instability made the story difficult for me to read- not because it’s what’s wrong with her, but what’s wrong with professional medical abuse, which especially back then was an ongoing problem in addition to today.
Lee uses a somewhat background character to show this in her work. Mrs. Dubose, an elderly neighbor nearing the end of her life, “ was a morphine addict,” but always intended “ to break herself [free of it] before she died” (178). Often times Jem would receive her cold remarks while passing by her house, thinking her primitive and rude, never understanding her hidden constant battle. Upon her death however, he learned that behind all of her snarkiness she was a person with integrity who did not want to be tied down by a worldly substance, and began to see Mrs. Dubose as a person to be respected. Readers in today’s world know how widespread addiction is, and can now see the advantages to looking closer in order to find the true qualities that define the individual.