Harding’s novel Tinkers, uses symbolism to highlight the juxtaposition of life and death. Lying in a rented hospital bed in the living room of a house he built, Crosby envisions his house collapsing in on him. “The cracks widened into gaps. The locked wheels of his bed sank into new fault lines opening in the oak floor beneath the rug” (Harding 8). As cancer robs Crosby’s control, he is unable to protect himself.
D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover was first published in 1928. However, it was banned in numerous countries for many decades after its publication. In the United Kingdom, the novel was banned until 1960. The setting of Lady Chatterley’s Lover takes place in the English midlands, the coal country, in the aftermath of World War I. Sir Chatterley has returned from the the frontlines of the war with severe injuries and is now confined to a wheelchair, with no hope for recovery.
Upon getting checkups the doctors discovered that he had a “leaky” valve in his heart. He got open heart surgery, which led to him getting overwhelmingly sick. Four years prior to the surgery, he had prostate cancer which the doctors got under control. After the heart surgery, the cancer came back, more viscous than before. We got the letter one day while visiting him.
A symbolic representation of Billy’s introversion, which appears multiple times throughout the novel, is a hospital. In quarantine and isolation, Billy is left to recover and regain the stamina needed to survive the conditions of the war. He is again sent to the hospital years after the war when he suffers severe brain damage. These scenarios are analogous of an introverts need for isolation in order to regain energy. Although there was a “still life” on Billy’s bedside, with “air trying to get out of dead water”, and “one cigarette still burning (129)”, Billy is able to recover.
Henry needed to quit politics to make more money in order to pay for his son’s huge medical bills. It turned out that there was another factor when it was disclosed that Henry had a two-year affair with a former campaign aide by the name of, Linda Midlar. This affair was now coming back to haunt him. On December 17, 1992 President, Bill Clinton named Henry Cisneros, Secretary. Of The Housing and Urban Development, (HUD).
2014) Jim is a forty-four year old lawyer who was diagnosed with a tumor in his right lung. The surgery was routine and he returned to a normal life. Four years later, Jim was diagnosed with another tumor in his left lung, he knows he has a month to live. He has been put on a respirator which is extremely uncomfortable and hinders his ability to talk. Jim decided that he does not want to live out his last few weeks under this condition and would rather the respirator to be removed (Mackinnon, et al.
Scott Bozlan was a former NFL player and a successful aviation entrepreneur. However, a trip in the bathroom where he landed on the back of his head has rewrite his life. By the time the paramedics got him to the emergency room, he has lost 46 years of his life. The head injury has triggered retrograde amnesia. According to Margaret O’Connor, director of neuropsychology at the Center for Cognitive Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and as o professor at the Harvard medical school, retrograde amnesia refers to the loss of memory of information acquired before the happening of the injury.
My name’s Ian Johnson, I’m 17 years old, and since I have memory I’ve been conscious about my sickness, that started with a traumatic experience in my childhood and in the beginning was confused with an ADD, but throughout the years became something much worse than that: Quadrophenia. I’ve got 4 extra personalities, maybe that sounds funny or weird, but it’s a constant torture, because always I’m not in complete control of my mind one of the four extra personalities takes over, but depending of the guy that does it, the result is different. Lately I’ve found a quiet place isolated from the world: a rock in the far Perranporth Beach, a desert beach. Here I sit to read, to listen to music or simply to hear the sea waves hitting the rocks when I’m sad. The sunset is coming; meanwhile the quiet sea’s sound calms down a little bit my twisted mind.
Thus, a large proportion of the operated patients could have recovered without the lobotomy)." Freeman performed his last lobotomy during 1967 due to one of his long-term patient who passed away due to a brain hemorrhage after her third lobotomy (Tartakovsky). With a low success rate of lobotomy within patients, lobotomy began declining with many neurosurgeons against it. In addition, a new antipsychotic and antidepressive drug called "Thorazine" rose, making neurosurgeons abandon lobotomy overall
Ananda like Nina had lost his parents in an accident and went to Canada with his uncle, a successful dentist in Halifax to pursue his higher education. His loneliness and troubled memories of his parents were haunting him in the beginning and his stay with his uncle Dr Sharma’s family for a month made him realize that he was expected to be on his own. He shifted to his friend Gary’s place where he felt more comfortable and it was there he discovered that he has some sexual difficulties while he tried having sex with Sue, a friend of Gary. But he couldn’t accept it and associated it with only white girls. With his sister’s initiation he received a picture of Nina and visited India during the Christmas holiday and both were allowed to meet.