The Diving Bell And The Butterfly Analysis

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“My diving bell becomes less oppressive, and my mind takes flight like a butterfly.” – Bauby (Bauby, Jean-Dominique. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Vintage International, 1998. Print. 5.) It’s eye opening to learn that a man who had nothing but his mind was able to keep himself occupied with his thoughts. I feel like I take so much for granted. I let the distractions of the world keep me from exploring my own imagination, coming up with new ideas, and protecting my own opinion. In today’s society all thoughts are one, and everyone seeks approval. He didn’t need to do that because he was free to think as he wished without anyone judging. He was truly more independent than most people even though he was unable to leave his move.
“So it is likely that several years will go by before I can expect to wiggle my toes.” – Bauby (Bauby, Jean-Dominique. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Vintage International, 1998. Print. 12.) I can’t help but feel sorry for Bauby. Sure he made mistakes in life, as we all do, but he didn’t deserve this disease, this quality of life. That just goes to show that no matter how good of a life you live, anything can happen, nothing
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Vintage International, 1998. Print. 19-20.) When I first read this section, and then read the explanation of the order of letters, my jaw dropped. This was the most impressive part of the book to me. Despite all odds, with no voice, no movement besides his eyelid, he figured out a way to continue to communicate. Even more, I was awestruck that he wrote an entire book with his eye, using his own alphabet and system. I have told many people about this book and about his story, and they are all impressed when I tell them how it was written. Not to take away from the story, but it makes this book unique and special and I like

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