In Margaret Edson’s Wit, the author uses the binary opposition of compassion and austerity. The protagonist, Vivian Bearing, a doctor of English, learns that she has advanced ovarian cancer, and undergoes an experimental chemotherapy program. Her doctor, Jason, and her nurse, Susie, have different views of her mortality, and the author shows their contrasting views in a particular scene. While Susie shows a more compassionate side to Vivian, Jason is very stern with her. Jason faces the inevitable with no hesitation and though Susie can as well, she also comforts Vivian.
As the movie continues, Betty reaches her Aunt Ruth’s home, which is the same place where the brunet has taken refuge. Through the brunet’s character we can understand Jameson’s Schizophrenia .Here the lady has no track of what happened and doesn’t fully connect with her past or future. She takes her name ‘Rita’ from Movie poster of Gilda to continue with her life post the accident. Here explains two things, one that of her schizophrenia and the other her loss of identity. They both go in search of Rita’s past to unfold the mystery and rediscover her identity.
Melinda gets depressed and starts expressing her pain through stuff like biting her lips and her nails, and not talking. At the end of the story she finally found her voice and was able to stand up for herself. In the beginning, Melinda didn't talk to anyone, barely even to her parents. She says, “I have tried so hard to forget every second of that stupid party and here I am in the middle of a hostile crowd that hates me for what I had to do. I can't tell them what really happened” (Anderson, 28).
So, the mean Anne comes to the outside and the good Anne stays on the inside, and I keep on trying to switch them around and have the good Anne on the outside and the bad Anne on the inside and what I’d like to be… and might be… if only…only…” This was displayed on multiple occasions throughout the play, but a true example of this took place in Act 1 Scene 4. Anne wakes up in the middle of the night from a nightmare about her being taken away by Nazi soldiers. Mrs. Frank goes in to console her; but Anne rejects it. She then asks to see her father (Mr. Frank); which ends up in Anne crying on her father’s shoulder and telling her dad how she feels like a horrible person; but is trying to develop into a good person. In the “Diary of Anne Frank” there is a conversation between Mrs.Frank,Mr.Frank and Mr.Van Daan and Mrs. Frank says, “Get Out of Here” Mr. Van Daan says “What do you Mean”, Mrs. Frank replies “Exactly that!”.
The children never admit to her accusations, which upsets the governess to sure a high degree that she even starts to blame the children of conspiring against her. All of the governess mental episodes is all just a lead up to prove that she is mentally insane. The governess believes she can see people that have passed away, and she views them as very dark and evil. There have been past caretakers involved with the uncle and children that were at the house frequently before her, and some have even passed away. The governess then had claimed to see some of the past workers, that have passed away.
Ms. Honey, her school teacher invited Matilda over to her house to have a chat. She then tells Matilda a story of how bad her aunt treated her as a child, and Ms. Honey later reveals that her aunt is Mrs. Trunchbull (evil mistress.) Matilda was so distraught at the story, so she decided Mrs. Trunchbull needed to be taught a lesson. The next week at school, Mrs. Trunchbull walked in and Matilda used her powers to defeat the wicked headmistress. Mrs. Trunchbull passed out and never returned to school.
She realizes she has a way out and starts to blame the witchcraft. She uses the situation to improve her reputation in the town. While Mrs. Putnam is the witch in the shadows pointing fingers at everyone. She first wanted Tituba to help Ruth, who is her only child that survived, yet later on she ends up blaming Tituba for all of her babies dying. Mrs. Putnam is squealing to Reverend Parris that her babies died because Tituba allowed witchcraft in the
A poor girl with food stamps and embarrassed of herself. A slip up in a game causes her psychiatric visits for a year her mental health not being well questionable at best. She bonds with a girl named Heidi and they become friends but Dina hears Heidi's declaration of loving woman. This leads to her struggle with her own sexuality. Dr. Raeburn, her physiatrist would ask about her life as he asked about her parents she responded "my father was a dick and my mother seemed to like him" then Raeburn asked about her dad and she responded "I hate my father almost as much as I hate the word dad.
Victor becomes heavy hearted and he worries non-stop until he becomes physically ill. Evidence of this is when he first created the “monster” and Henry came to visit, he feel ill due to paranoia and what I interpreted as depression. Elizabeth carries on until she can’t anymore. She tries to keep everyone happy until she herself breaks. Evidence of this starts in chapter three when her aunt dies and she carries on with her duties (to show her dedication) then in chapter seven when William died she breaks and gives up on trying to fix others showing she is very fragile.
The seizures leads her to the accident and emergency wing at the Merced’s county hospital after which she is diagnosed with epilepsy by the American doctors. The doctors thereby prescribes a suitable dosage, Depakene and Valium, which would treat Lee’s epilepsy. However, Lia’s parents who are immigrants differ with the doctors’ opinion and rather seeks answers spiritually. This leads to the parents referring to Lia’s epilepsy as ‘quag dab peg’ which is basically the phrase from which Fadiman translates the tile of the book from. As per Lia’s parents reasoning, her condition was as a result of the loss of her soul following an incident with her older sister.
Fights and arguments continued to plague the relationship between Sanchez and Buchholz and on July 20, she left him and descended into crisis. Emotional distress often exacerbates postpartum depression and Sanchez soon found herself in the emergency room at Metropolitan Methodist, asking for help. During this visit, Sanchez met with a counselor at the clinic that ushered her through her pregnancy. Upon speaking with the counselor, she stated that she had delusional, paranoid thoughts that other women were trying to breastfeed her baby and hearing voices which said that others would like to take her baby away. She also reported visual images of other children’s faces transposed on her baby’s face.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall is a novel based on the clash of two cultures---the Hmong culture and the American culture. A little Hmong girl is diagnosed with epilepsy which her parents believe is caused by spirits. Because of this belief, they try to cure her illness not with western medication but their own Hmong ways. There is a huge misunderstanding between the parents and the doctors that Anne Fadiman explores. Anne Fadiman provides readers with a vivid, detailed history of the Hmong in Laos to their involvement in the Vietnam War to their struggles in America that explains this clash.
The doctor believed that Perez experienced a severe panic attack that possibly stopped her heart activity when she collapsed the night she was suspected of being possessed by an evil spirit. In addition, according to Daily Mail, another suspicion is that Perez had a cataplexy attack, a temporary loss of voluntary muscle function which was triggered by strong emotions such as stress or fear. Meanwhile, Perez had possibly experienced lack of oxygen after she woke up inside the coffin which resulted to her death. Mrs. Gutierrez, Perez’s mother, blames the doctor who declared her daughter dead too quickly that made them bury her daughter alive. “I thought I was going to get my daughter back," Mrs. Gutierrez told the local