It is seen when Lewis is introduced, his views on love are very similar to that of his girlfriend Lucy and best friend Nick. He does not hold much value on fidelity due to the importance of the Vietnam War in his life. Lewis expresses to the patients that “love is not so important nowadays.” It is through the play itself, “Cosi Fan Tutte: Women are like that”, a play about “test[ing]..girls fidelity”, that Lewis reevaluates his opinions and values and learns to form his own. Lewis changes to having a more traditional view on romance and is able to accept that it is important in relationships. This change in Lewis is apparent when he describes the opera as being about “important things, like love and fidelity” and when he reacts genuinely hurt to when he discovers that his girlfriend Lucy has been having sex with Nick.
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.
After using Marla’s mother into the homemade soap him and Tyler are creating without her permission, the narrator starts feeling an amount of guilt and regret. This is shown when the narrator says, “The miles of night between Marla and me offer insects and melanomas and flesh-eating viruses. Where I’m at isn’t so bad” (pg 94). In chapter 14 of the novel, the narrator describes to the readers that when he is with Marla, he wants to “make her laugh, to warm her up. To make her forgive me for the collagen .
The character Dr. Kim Reggis acted impatient when he wanted to know what was wrong with Becky. For example when he was in the waiting room with his ill daughter him being impatient caused him to be become very upset. When he went to the counter to see if he could get his daughter in to see a doctor sooner and was told that he had to wait just as long as the other people in the waiting room he said “I’m going to complain about that woman. Kim said 65”. Kim thought that since he was a doctor there he could get special treatment.
Doug’s response to setting his mother’s cats on fire was ‘It was the fault of the psychiatrist...he told me I had an unresolved problem with my mother... and I better fix it’. Julie’s brief monologue in Act One also helps the audience to better understand her character and why she came to be in the institution; ‘twelve hours later that woman was still there, minus a few curls, if that. She hadn’t moved. Too scared I was going to snip everything except her hair’. The final monologue (spoken by Lewis) at the end of the play summarises the future of the patients, Nowra is able to comment on how bad things happen to good people simply because they are given the title of being ‘mad’.
She also meets Jacob Coote, the school captain from the local state school, who asks Josie out. Jacob and Josie seem completely wrong together but after a few disastrous dates they get together. While Josie is dating Jacob, John Barton starts having deep conversations with her about him suffering from depression. One day, after Josie getting into trouble at school for breaking a girl’s nose, she needs to be stopped from getting sued. She thought of someone, her father.
Paul felt the need to lie compulsively. During his meeting in the principal’s office he was asked to state why he was there, his response was that he wanted to come back to school, “This was a lie, but Paul was quite accustomed to lying; found it, indeed, indispensable for overcoming friction”, (Cather, 245). Thus, Paul used his lies to make him feel more comfortable in situations that were vexing. Paul’s speech and his mannerisms were not appreciated by his classmates, and his teachers; his teachers expressed this by “falling upon him without mercy”, during his meeting in the principal’s office. The students showed this by becoming “listless” during his stories.
Madera’s desire to overcome her language barrier caused her to decide to go back to college and take English courses (79). Madera had taken her weakness into her own hands and decided to fix it by going back to school. She realizes that the way she speaks does not show the type of person that she, but her writing does (80). “The Bar of Gold” also talks about how the protagonist, Weeping John, is his own constraint, and because of that he is not able to move forward. In this folktale, Weeping John is constantly sick because he is worried about how his family will survive after his death (Gold 148).
When, finally Fisher opens up to the Doctor, they begin to develop a relationship. Antwone is nervous and closed at first, but Dr. Davenport doesn’t back down from asking the searching questions he has asked Fisher. Eventually Davenport learns a lot about Fisher though their sessions. He learns of Antwone’s troubled past and his struggle growing up a foster child. Davenport gives Fisher plenty of advice on how to act when the guys enrage him or what to say around women but the most important advice was when he told Antwone that he should go find his mother, find out her story.
English Composition 1003-10 25 September 2011 The Blind Leading the Blind After first reading Raymond Carver’s short story “Cathedral” one could easily get the impression that the narrator is a closed-minded jerk. After reading the story a couple more times and really considering the position the narrator is put in, I began to realize he wasn’t very closed-minded at all. He was blinded by jealousy. Because society perpetuates the idea that men must be territorial in relationships, the narrator felt that he must do anything in his power to make sure his wife was not ok with a strange man coming to his home. The narrator’s wife observes, “You don’t have any friends.