Elizabeth Strout’s novel Olive Kitteridge introduces the unforgettable character, Olive Kitteridge, who is trying to make sense of her life and marriage. Olive is a hardened, stubborn woman whose outlook on life often clashes with those close to her. Olive is often portrayed as cold and unpleasant, but there are times when she has shown her softer side. In "Incoming Tide" Olive showed this gentle side of her when she spent time talking with Kevin Coulson, a former student of hers. Now an adult Kevin had completed medical school and returned to his childhood home to commit suicide in almost the same manner as his mother did.
Throughout the book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, it was evident that Deborah Lacks was curious to find out what happened to her mother, Henrietta, and her sister, Elsie. For her mother, she wanted to find out how she died and what happened to the HeLa cells. For her sister, Deborah wanted to know how she died and what kind of life she had at Crownsville. These questions concerning Elsie and Henrietta took such a toll on Deborah that she became physically ill and suffered extreme stress. In order to find out what happened to her sister Elsie, Deborah and Rebecca went to visit Crownsville where Elsie was staying before she died.
Morgan Le Fay Instr. Zimmerman SWK 594 27 November, 2012 Mommie Dearest: A Diagnostic Hypothesis of the Mental Status of Joan Crawford Mommie Dearest was written by Christina Crawford as a biographic testimony of the abuse she endured throughout her childhood and early adulthood years from her adoptive mother and late actress Lucille LeSueur, otherwise known as Joan Crawford. Christina’s depictions of her mother imply Joan suffered from many psychosocial factors that were significantly distressing to her and impaired her ability form meaningful functional relationships with others. Before proceeding further, however, it is worth noting that the author does not mention any formal medical or psychiatric diagnoses in her book which indicate Joan
Elizabeth Loftus began her research with investigations of how the mind classifies and remembers information. In the 1970's, she began to reevaluate the direction of her research. In the article "Diva of Disclosure" published in Psychology Today, she was recorded saying, "I wanted my work to make a difference in people's lives." That is why she began her research on the traumatically repressed memories and eyewitness accounts of people. Elizabeth Loftus suddenly found herself in the middle of sexual abuse stories and defending accused offenders.
Response to “Disability” by Nancy Mairs Author of “Disability”, Nancy Mairs, who is a feminist and a cripple, has accomplished a lot in writing and teaching. Her personality shows in her essay “Disability”. In this essay, Nancy Mairs shows how disabled people are constantly excluded, especially from the media. By giving out facts and including her personal experiences, Nancy Mairs aims for making some changes regarding the relationship between the media and people with disabilities. Mairs thesis is shown in the first and last paragraphs.
LINDSAY LOHAN 1 Lindsay Lohan Accoring to Adlerian Theory Karmen E. Helmer Florida Institute of Technology LINDSAY LOHAN 2 Abstract I have decided to explore the personality of Lindsay Lohan according to Adlerian Theories. I plan to do this by delving into how her childhood experiences affected her personality development into adulthood. Within this paper I will discuss the affect her parent's volatile marriage and subsequent divorce had on her. The family constellation, and her resulting behavior; as well as the biological influences that have played a role in her very public behaviors. I plan to show that all of these experiences resulted in Lindsay's style of life, and the unconscious safeguards she uses in an attempt to protect herself.
The Puzzling Mind of Esther Greenwood The novel The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath, reveals a society in which reality is distorted through the contradicting perspective of young Esther Greenwood. Esther, emotionally traumatized from her childhood as well as oppressed by societal pressures, undergoes a severe mental relapse. As her perception of society changes, Esther’s discernment between reality and delusion becomes, in most cases, unreliable. Plath uses simile, personification, metaphor, symbolism, and figurative language to differentiate between Esther’s clear comprehension and misconceptions. One of Plath’s most significantly used literary devices is the simile.
REACTION PAPER AN UNQUIET MIND By Kay Redfield Jamison “I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me – yet I sometimes long for it” Byron I found Kay Redfield Jamison’s memoir, “An Unquiet Mind” to be a deeply moving account of her personal journey with manic depression. As the title suggests, this dark and foreboding disease haunts its victims, and stays an enigma, until it is finally brought to light by the patient’s desire to be healed. The story revolves itself around Ms. Redfield life from early childhood till she comes into the throes of the disease, and finally her understanding that although not curable is treatable. The structure of the story is broken into four parts, The Wild Blue Yonder, A Not So Fine Madness, This Medicine, Love and An Unquiet Mind. I felt an immediate connection to the story, since her childhood took place at Andrew’s Air Force Base and her father was a military officer.
Elizabeth Strout’s novel Olive Kitteridge introduces the unforgettable character, Olive Kitteridge, who is trying to make sense of her life and marriage. Olive is a hardened, stubborn woman whose outlook on life often clashes with those close to her. Although Olive is often portrayed as cold and unpleasant she has shown her softer side and manages to touch many lives. In “Incoming Tide” Olive shows her softer side when seeing a former student of hers, Kevin Coulson. Now an adult Kevin has completed medical school and returned to his childhood home to commit suicide in almost the manner his mother did.
Christiane Prost Matrikelnummer: 113227 Course: Academic Writing Teacher: Dr. Andrew Liston In the article “Going Professor”, Adam Shatz posed the following rhetorical question, “However, is Bishop really the victim of a system, a female avenger struggling in a righteous fight against the heartless academic world? Is she not simply a spoiled sociopath who got away with murder because of her class and Harvard pedigree?” Thereby he considers the topic in a fragmentary and derisive way. But looking at Amy Bishop from a different point of view could offer valuable clues to her mind. Amy exhibits several symptoms of mentally illness. She is described as a person with an antisocial personality disorder; furthermore she is unable to conform to what society defines as a normal personality.