Introduction Not many experiences match the tragedy of a convulsive seizure. A person having a relentless and unremitting seizure may shed tears, yell out, fall to the floor comatose, convulse or jerk nonstop, salivate, or even lose control of their bladder. Within a few minutes, the seizure is over, and the person becomes conscious but is exhausted and confused. This is the picture most people have when they hear the word epilepsy. However, this type of seizure -- a grand mal seizure -- is only one kind of epilepsy.
How effectively is madness portrayed in Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar? Between the 1940s and 1970s, in response to the conditions which were fuelling the second wave of feminism, literary women were exposing accounts of male oppression and irrationality towards women who would hitherto have been perceived as mentally ill. The Bell Jar (1963), by Sylvia Plath is a perfect example of an exposure of male brutality not uncommon of the time in which it was written: the account of the Argentinean misogynist, for instance, who beats and attempts to rape the novel’s protagonist. A few years later, ‘as if both to stress the historical weight of such behaviour and to emphasise the post-modern woman’s horror at its intensification’, Jean Rhys wrote a prequel to the classic Jane Eyre, rewriting the relationship between Bertha Mason Rochester and her husband from the point of view of the ‘madwoman in the attic’. In Wide Sargasso Sea, repainting the image given to the reader of Rochester, Rhys characterises him as the antagonist rather than the hero portrayed Jane Eyre, sympathetically transcribing Bertha’s stream-of-consciousness as the oppressed wife sinking into the madness he helped to cause.
She states that Dunstan’s masculinity is shaped by his experiences in the war and is secured by his heterosexuality. She emphasizes hysteria, using it as a bond that connects Dunstan to Mrs. Dempster. Goldman diagnoses Dunstan with hysterical disassociation or the eruption of another self within the self or his quest to find his “true identity”. The author believes these themes play a vital role in the development of many of the characters found in Fifth Business. The thesis of the piece is that Fifth Business is obsessed with straying wits, wandering women, female and male tramps, and boys who run off to the war and to the circus.
Before Dimmesdale kills himself, he admits his sin to the whole town. Also, Dimmesdale receives treatment from Hester’s husband, Chillingworth, who knows their secret, and is trying to get revenge on them both. Chillingworth ends up realizing that he is going insane with trying to get revenge and believes that he has sinned more than both of them. The novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne uses satire to poke fun of the Puritan attitude toward sinning and the punishments of sinning. The reader learns from the text that the Puritan religion looked down on the idea of sin and punishes sinners harshly.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller, written in response to the 1950’s anti-communist actions, is a play that recollects these famous trials. The play, set during the time of the famous witch trials, depicts the lives of the citizens. Throughout the course of the play many of the ideals of Puritanism are broken. These ideals that are violated are lying and adultery, coveting of neighbor’s goods, and envy. The citizens of Salem fail to live up to the Puritan ideals.
Student: Cohort: Wards: 630 Lecturer in Nursing: Anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis is a severe life treatening allergic reaction. It is the typical immediate hypersensivity reaction (type I) mediated by immunoglobulin E (Ig E) i atopic patients, e.g. allergic individuals with personal or family histories of asthma, rhinitis or eczema. Atopy is a constutitional factor which predisposes a person to anaphilaxis. The term anaphylactoid reaction denotes an identical or very similar reaction that is not mediated by IgE.
She knew this about herself and was highly criticized for it. This means that she failed to be objective in several instances.A few good poems to use to capture her struggle with relationships might be these: "Mirror","By Candlelight" ,"Mary's Song". "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath is by right considered a magnificent poem about daughter's relationship with a father. Also it can also be read as an allegory of female yielding and final revolt in a men's world who have been responsible for all the disasters and wars
On the other hand, words related to women carry negative undertones of weakness, inferiority, or immaturity. The word “hysteria" is one example of this. A person is more likely to say that a woman is acting hysterically, than a man. Hysteria was originally defined as a medical condition exclusively related to women, thought to be caused by a disorder of the uterus. Although the word initially referred to physical and mental states relating to women, its meaning has changed.
Comparing and Contrasting “The Story of the Hour” to “The Tell Tale Heart” How would you feel if you are trapped somewhere? In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, Mrs. Mallard is a wife who is trapped in an unfulfilling marriage and even diagnosed with a weak heart. She is the type of woman who wants to feel liberated in her own life. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator is a madman and murderer who fails to conceal his fear after he kills an old man. Although they both have many similarities, surprisingly there are many differences between these two stories.
There are two types of vaginismus; primary vaginismus and secondary vaginismus. Primary vaginismus is when a woman has never been able to have pain free intercourse because of the tightness. Secondary vaginismus is sexual pain that can affect women who have been able to have many years of intercourse without any pain. There are numerous things that can cause vaginismus; non-physical and physical. A non-physical causes could be from a childhood experience such as overly rigid parenting, unbalanced religious teaching, shocking sexual imagery, or