Ideas such as women working daily jobs or women in positions of power would have been completely laughed away when this story came out, which I believe goes to show just how far we have come as a society in breaking down those gender roles and norms. That being said, these gender expectations are what made the narrator ill in the first place. Over the course of The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator’s mental health is in a consistent downward spiral. At the start of the story, she already has an illness called “Nervous Prostration” which she has as a result of these extreme expectations put on her simply because she is a woman. This condition is then worsened considerably by what was considered to be a cure for her illness at the time.
It’s what you did, who was there, and who you’re blaming” (Kane p.10). Her depression had affected her mindset in many different ways. In this quote we see that she looks at her depression as anger and as her fault, she also seemed to blame her lost lover. In this case she her depression goes hand in hand with her grieving her dead
Our main character suffers from a “temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency” and, although can be psycho-analysed to be correct, suffers from a more intense mental illness than led on which is then perceived to be the underlying monster. With all this in mind, she is confined and removed from society by her husband and begins to lose her sanity. Even though most people would claim that the husband may be the monster, he actually does try to help her, but through what is considered outdated and obscene ways, but at the time was thought to help. She even talks about another doctor, but worse. This alludes the reader to remember the conditions of how mentally ill humans were treated and how most people would have to resort to mental institutions.
"These walls are funny. First, you hate them, then you get used to them, enough time passes, you get to depend on them." This is Red's statement about the process of institutionalization. It also serves as a powerful statement about our unwillingness to leave the comfort zone and playing on the safe side in our lives. How many of us choose not to resign ourselves to the monotony of the routine and plunge into the icy waves of the uncertainty?
The use of short sentences illustrates how these are passing thoughts, and even though he says he thought about what had happened to him, he is not thinking about the physical pain or injuries, rather how it affected him emotionally. Because the emotional pain of his betrayal to Hassan is lessened, he is not bothered by his physical pain. This is due to the fact that the emotional relief he experiences is much greater than the physical pain of his injuries. On the other hand, while he is waiting to hear whether Sohrab will live, he feels much greater pain. He says “I want to tear myself away from this place, from this reality...But I am here, my legs blocks of concrete, my lungs empty of air, my throat burning.
I believe that it would be most appropriate to diagnose Miss Diagnosis with Borderline Personality Disorder, Moderate Bulimia. Borderline Personality disorder is characterized by a pervasive pattern of instability across multiple domains in life, including interpersonal relationship, self-image, and affect. People who have this disorder make decisions in the moment with no prior thought or planning. They are very impulsive. Additionally, the have a strong fear of abandonment, which often leads to desperate attempts to keep people close and irrational reason for ending relationships before the person can get abandoned.
His work ‘A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful’ introduces the idea of the sublime state on the mind. He believes that in order to experience the sublime, pain and pleasure must both be initially present. You must experience mental pain and fear with the recognition that this distress is of a fictional nature. It is then that the sense of pleasure is introduced in the delight of relief. (Burke 71) He also states that “If one gets too close to the perception, they no longer experience sublime emotions, only fear” (Burke 30) By this, he is stating that if a bizarre creature comes into contact which is too close, there will be no sense of a sublime relief, only the emotion of fear.
It fades and appears when it sees fit. Some would characterize this as a drive to better myself, others would call it obsessive in the same way rehearsed words spill from a painted face, dolled up and shiny but still feature a lacked sort of sincerity. The masks I wear vary, but they ultimately serve the same purpose of setting aside my true emotions to press on. Lesser minds could decipher the trick, that it is all an act, that my idiosyncrasies are the furthest possible alternative from what most come to know as “natural ability” and even then they decline, because we are one in the same. People are no different.
This has affected Najmah because she has lost more of her family and that would mix up her emotions. Witnessing the death of her mother and brother and that is a symptom of PTSD because (STEWE-2) PTSD can come from a trauma like a natural disaster, witnessing a death of another. This connects to the novel because since Najmah had lost more of her family, she has one of the many symptoms of PTSD that connects to the character Najmah.
The first is subtle hazing. This is the least intense of the three. Subtle hazing is classified as when the recipient is humiliated or embarrassed and is from a result the tormentor calling them names and making fun of them. The second is harassment hazing. This is when the person who is being hazed is caused physical discomfort like wearing something extremely discomforting and inappropriate and having to be in an uncomfortable position.