You have often heard the phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words.” If you look at the pictures during the Great Depression by Walker Evans you envision yourself in that time. Walker Evans was born in St. Louis Missouri in 1903. He grew up in Chicago and New York City. He attended the Loomis Institute and Mercerburg Academy and then graduated from Phillips Academy in Massachusetts in 1922. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walker_Evans) He spent a year in Paris and studied French literature then dropped out and returned to the US to NYC.
David Sedaris's Me Talk Pretty One Day revisits his oh, so comical childhood years in a household of six children, including himself, with the combination of a sometimes loudmouthed mother and a father who loves his jazz and his vodka. Me Talk Pretty One Day opens to a story line as if it came straight of a movie: an “agent” knocking a classroom door to pick up a suspected criminal. But after learning that the agent was actually a speech therapist trying to cure young David's lisp, that fear was gone. Along came a series of hilarious stories about the speech therapy classes, or a series of "de-gaying" classes as Sedaris saw them. If you can not tell already, I am more than fond of this book.
a Ta 1 Vui Ta WR 201 William Lemon 08/02/2012 David Sedaris’ Life in A Plague of Tic When you see the people who act panicky actions, what do you think about? In A Plague of Tics, taken from Naked, Sedaris breaks down the eccentricity such as licking things, tapping his shoes over his forehead, and rocking. Through the essay, he describes his suffering of his obsessive-compulsive disease that makes him an outcast from elementary into college. Moreover, he not only allows the audiences to take a look at his personal life but also leads the readers to relate his struggles. By struggling with his tics, Sedaris discovers a way to control his outlandish behaviors that make him normal in society’s eyes.
Dr. Samuel mentions examples of success oriented narcissism on his experience in life with his friends. When they try to avoid him because they realized that could not control him anymore. All of this examples and descriptions of extremes narcissism that Dr Samuel describes on his articles are helpful to have an idea of narcissism. In my opinion, based on the article and video by Dr. Sam narcissism personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an exaggerated sense of their own important and a deep need for admiration. This behavior starts on his or her childhood, and they emotionally stuck at the time of his major trauma.
He studied literature at Williams College for a year, before dropping out and going to Paris. He was in Paris for a year in the 1920’s, but when he didn’t become successful, he moved back to the United States, but went New York. He went back in 1927 and became a clerk on Wall Street. He worked for the establishment, something that he had despised for so long. In New York, Walker became associated with the ‘edgy literary and art crowd.’ In the 1930’s Walker decided to become a photographer, rather then a writer.
As a young man, Berry found a love for chorus and drama and continued performing until he graduated from Greenville High School in 1960 (Few). He received a bachelor's degree at Delta State College, after he turned down medical school, he worked at General Motors for a year (“D.C.B. Biography”). Berry married and later than divorced Terri Stoutenborough (Jacobs). He later than remarried and divorced, a woman
Elie Wiesel Biography Elie Wiesel is a writer who has written nearly 40 books in his life time. ("Elie Wiesel - Biography".) He is Jewish and a survivor of the holocaust. “After the war, the teenaged Wiesel found asylum in France, where he learned for the first time that his two older sisters had survived the war. Wiesel mastered the French language and studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, while supporting himself as a choir master and teacher of Hebrew.” (“Elie Wiesel Biography."
Through his use of the damaged theatre Nowra provides the audience with the suggestion that failure is inevitable, living up to the stereotype that the mentally ill are not capable of many things. The powerful metaphor of ‘the burnt out theatre’ as the setting, is contrasted with the chink of daylight that is let in when Lewis enters, this symbolises a slight glimmer of hope suggesting Lewis is the character that can break through the fear and uncertainty that the audience have with the patients. We can relate to Lewis as he is also afraid, nervous and uncomfortable of what lies in the darkness with the mentally ill. But it is this slight possibility that is presented to the audience that unknowingly makes them question the depressive atmosphere of the theatre and as a result question the stereotypical view of mentally ill patients. It is sometimes the negative actions of others that make us look back upon and question our actions.
Making things worse David’s teacher is more like a drill sergeant as she “marched in” and starts to take command. Her voice is like Charlie Brown’s teacher when she first starts to speak. She begins by telling her students if you have not “meimslsxp” or “lgdmurct” you should not be in the class. This teacher has a knack for assaulting her students verbally. She starts out picking her victims in an innocent seeming fashion.
However, it has become mainstream the biased use of the term. Socially constructed stereotypes can have a negative effect on people suffering from OCD. According to the essay "What's So Funny About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" written by Paul Celafu, associate professor in the department of English at Lafayette College in Easton Pennsylvania. He discusses how The illness is portrayed as a joke in the media. "The media, in its recent portrayals of OCD, consistently represents the disorder with levity and humor.