Joan Didion On Self Respect Summary

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In Joan Didion’s essay titled “On Self-Respect” Didion analyzes what it truly means to value oneself. But self-respect is not a cure to all of those humiliations and moments of self doubt. However, those are flaws that come with being human. Didion acknowledges that self-respect will not save one from the trials that come with being human. She uses cultural references, imagery and syntax to achieve her definition of self-respect. It is the characters whom we find faults within “Jordan Baker” and “Rhett Butler”. That when we tie our self-respect to objects or people beyond our control we end up falling short. “The dismal fact is that self-respect has nothing to do with the approval of others has nothing to do with reputation is something that
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