There are several recurrent themes running through this collection such as, the lost father, the regained father, the lost love, brotherhood, betrayal and the one I found most striking was that of facelessness. Common belief would view facelessness related with invisibility, but in the book Drown, it is not. There is something within this facelessness, which makes the person all the more visible, real, pitied, hated, feared, and by some, treated with great kindness. Those who are “faced” want the “faceless” to be gone for good because they represent the fear that they will also one day suffer this fate where all that defines a person to the outside world is stripped away. They fear to be in a position where they are unloved and unlovable.
My self esteem was in the dirt and everyone in my presence experienced the new bad me because of my displaced anger and hatred for my ex and me. Freud believed that the mind tries to protect itself from frustration and severe distress such as war, rape, death, and so on. He believed that we have several techniques for this, which he called defense mechanisms (Corsini, 1994, p. 390). I was no longer the outgoing, free spirited, kind hearted, and trusting person; I was the total opposite and at times I didn’t even like myself. With the help of God, my family, and my fiancé I was able to pull through and treat it as the life lesson it was.
We all have enemies. However, it is the enemy that thrives within us that is the most powerful. Self-defeat and self-denial. Many people tend to give up before they even try, that or they assume they will fail. While others tend to hate themselves and inflict pain on their own bodies, until they feel as though they punished themselves enough.
The reason being, because so often in the play, the characters sought for help from mostly the wrong people. Considering, we as readers of this play, see the motive or the lack of, behind the one’s whom are believed to be helping. It’s so heart-rending to see that in your disheartenment, someones always seeking to benefit rather than impart. I personally, cannot apprehend, the fact, if it was something that is known, and could dispel someones emotionally and psychological pains, why not relinquish it to them ungrudgingly. The correlation with this play to today’s society, it very much lies on the same foundation.
For many years authors have brilliantly incorporated the theme of sorrow and disempowerment as a consequence of the actions of others. Authors depict the reality of others doubt in people, even their family members, through their brutal and trust lacking actions. Through the short stories “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro, “Brother Dear” by Bernice Friensen and “A Cap for Steve” written by Morley Callaghan the aspirations and desires of the main characters are not accepted by their fathers and also rejected by a more powerful authority. Not only are the characters not accepted but also relatives are thought to be more advantageous than then the key characters and although one character does not have a sibling, money overpowered his importance. Lastly, the fathers expectations of two characters does not align with the mothers, yet in one piece of literature the mother expected exactly what the father wished.
Some people believe that society as a whole looks down on people who are simply “different.” The author's general attitude is that everyone needs a way of escape, at certain times in his or her relationships. The story can leave you with a somewhat uncomfortable feeling, as it presents the sense that the affair is not only justifiable, but actually makes everything better. Chopin tries to make the adulterous act acceptable by saying that Calixta’s marriage was bad and she needed to find pleasure elsewhere. This narrative is sexually explicit, but it is also entirely unashamed and unapologetic. There is no sense of
One reason is that we always think that these things are not worthy to judge, another reason is that we usually do the same thing as them and we don’t like to face the dark side of ourselves. However, when we experience a lot of unfair treatment or pressure, we may become to be depressive and like to complaint or even curse, which is the hotbed for extremity and evil. From now on, the gate of unscrupulous is opening, and our happiness index is sharp declining and is hard to get a favorable
This is significant because many readers tend to misinterpret the masked information that the writer is trying to give. As human beings, everyone is
If he lets himself get out of control so much that he hates someone, then his inner self and soul breaks down or degrades. This means that overall everyone’s opinion does matter and mean a lot, but how you approach it is what matters most. Quote 2: Success is not really success if you haven’t succeeded past any obstacles to get to that sussessful life. “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington was telling his readers how he felt through the voice of this quote. This says to me a lot to myself and teach me a lesson.
A person who has a borderline personality disorder is often insecure of himself. His self-identity or self-image often changes rapidly. He may view himself as evil, or sometimes feel like he does not exist at all. This unstable self-image may lead to frequent shifts in jobs and friendships, and changes in values and goals. A borderline personality disorder can affect personal relationships because it can make you idealize someone at one moment and then dramatically swing to hatred over minor misunderstandings.