Juliet also shows many classic signs of bipolarity. According to the article “Bipolar Disorder and Suicide” symptoms of bipolarity include “poor judgment, feeling hopeless and helpless, withdrawing from others and are unable to think clearly”. People with similar symptoms that last more 1 week may be experience manic or depression episodes. An episode is a strong mood swing which is caused by a brain disorder known as bipolar disorder. In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet shows she feels hopeless when she threatens to stab herself if she doesn’t find a way to get out of her upcoming arranged marriage.
Maryamma didn’t fulfill her requests and sent her into another life, where she started out to be a baby from day one. Miss. Witherspoon thought she would be clever and find a way out of her situation, to commit suicide again. She succeeded and after went back to Bardo. Maryamma was very upset with her because she told her there are consequences to what has happened, not only did she take away her life but she damaged the lives that were attached to that baby.
The grief she suffers is what leads to her derangement, and in turn, her own death. Ophelia’s despair causes her to be distraught and even suffer from paranoia. She seems to be extremely absentminded as a result of her father (Polonius’) death, and acts oddly peculiar. She speaks of “tricks i’th’ world”, which reflects how she may be paranoid as the effect of her grief. Others are worried for her and feel as though “Her mood will needs be pitied”.
Heather never stands up for Mel when people show negative attitudes toward her. One day, she hurts Melinda by saying they should not be friends anymore. However, that broken friendship makes Melinda’s new skin finally grafted. She becomes tougher when she responds to the request for help from Heather, “No, I won’t help you” (179). Then she thinks, “Does she want to know the truth, that she’s self-centered and cold?” (179).
Still she is a product of the sum of all the bad things that had happened in her life, the blunt of which she did not ask for. First the deception and eventual suicide of her husband, followed by the public scandal of her being outed for seeking solace in one of her students compounded by the huge responsibility keeping her family estate up and running, it was just too much for one person to handle. She was a victim of grave misfortune and very few people would be able to think and act rationally given those odds. Blanche’s demise began at a very young age when her husband committed suicide because she found out, confronted and berated him for his homosexuality. As a person motivated by desire it is not hard to imagine the hurt she must have felt upon discovery of his deception and his cowardice resolution of suicide must have further infuriated and humiliated her.
4. What is the significance of Daisy’s suicide? What impact did it have on Susanna? Daisy’s suicide was significant in that it made Susanna realize that death was not the answer she broke down when she found her because that could have been her if she would have been successful in committing suicide. On the night before her release, Susanna’s writings were revealed to everyone and she became very angry with Lisa.
The Gaitas each faced their own fears of unable to belong, but none so as much as Christina who dies to the loneliness of been unable to fit in. “He found her just staring into the fire” describes Raymond, illustrating how desperate his mother had been. As a result she is characterized as ‘appearing to be cheerful and vivacious’ but in truth ‘deeply depressed.’ Christina is an allusion of the displaced socialite hungry for a sense of fulfillment and security, in a place where she cannot get the acceptance she seeks; she wants to ‘fall asleep and die”. She feels geographically and culturally displaced, as a result she never settles into Frogmore. Raymond uses a series of fragmented repetitions to convey the alienation felt by Christina.
As the movie progresses we also learn Susanna was hurt as a child will could lead her to hold that against her parents and be unable to become attached to them. As the psychiatrist says she engages in promiscuous behavior which if not protected can lead to stds which has severe comlications. Strengths: Susanna does not seem to care what others think about her Weaknesses: Will never be able to fully be happy and or comfortable with a normal relationship Attachment issues Risks: Death Damaging friendships and family relationships Drug use r/t depression STDs r/t promiscuous behavior Plan/Intervention: As the movie shows someone like Susanna suffering from this illness needs to be institutionalized immediately and seek the help of a psychiatrist to begin to get a better grip on her illness. One on one counseling is the best for Susanna even though she doesn’t seem to respond to it. Another benefit would be incorporating her parents into more sessions because I believe half of the issue lies with them.
Her family is livings life where they cannot control what could happen to them because they don’t have money to fix these problems nor do they have the power to stop them. “The strife has lasted too young and had been too painful for me to call him back to continue it.” (pg. 100) This quote is fulfilled with grief and sorrow because Nathan and Rukmani’s last child, Kuti dies. At this point in the story, death is being caused because they don’t have enough money to support their children or feed them. Markandaya is showing fear by Rukmani not being able to support her children therefore they will die off if nothing is done.
Although it is possible for one to see the character of Blanche as a manipulating and vindictive individual, who has no sense of compassion or consideration for others, she is also written as an emotionally unstable woman who had suffered a tragedy in her early life, therefore be a victim It is possible that Williams based this character on his sister as she suffered from mental illness and emotional instability, therefore innately, and sympathetically portraying her as victim. There are suggestions throughout the play that Blanches’ malice is unintended, and that she truly believes ‘ deliberate cruelty is unforgivable’. For example, in scene 3, Stanley lashes out violently at Stella after heavily drinking, and it is Blanche that takes her away from him and the danger he poses, illustrating her inner compassion. The constant heavy drinking included in the play is also suggestive of blanches state as a victim. Williams included her alcoholism to create the awareness of blanches need to escape the harsh reality of life and how out of control she is.