For example, the poor memory system applies to the case study where Diane recalls to have trouble remembering whether she turned off the gas or not. According to cognitive perspective, patients with OCD have different obsessive thinking patterns which cannot be dismissed and often are misinterpreted leading to exaggerated sense of responsibility. This concept can be applied to Diane’s case where she took a big responsibility as a child for her mother’s life by obsessively praying for her safety. Individuals with OCD blame themselves for having these thoughts and for the terrible things that will happen as a consequence of them (Shafran, 2005). Another episode from the case study where Diane had intrusive obsessional thoughts of strangling her own children with the dressing gown cords suggests that Diane had maladaptive cognition and she believed that her thoughts would help to cause events (thought-action fusion) e.g.
She does this in order to show how the obsession that the girlchild has with her own body was one of the largest factors in the suicide. Another one of the stereotypes that Piercy draws upon is their behavior. Piercy describes how the girlchild was told to “play coy.” This describes the societal pressure of what is stereotypically “lady-like.” She was “advised” to act as other ladies would act, and she tried to the furthest extent she could manage. She attempted to act demure and sweet, which was the only thing society allowed for. The term
These ideas are also explored through Gary Ross’ film, Pleasantville as the protagonists fight against oppression of society’s expectations and the power of art as a way of escaping this and finding a purpose and a sense of hope. The distinctive experiences of the female prisoners of war within the oppressive confinement of a Japanese war camp are explored through Misto’s use of mixed media to visually stimulate the audience. He recreates historically accurate images of the women confined in the camps to startle the audience and make the horrific experiences these women endured realistic for the audience. The projected images of the emaciated, impoverished women POW’s on dirty beds highlight the women’s oppressive confinement at the hands of the Japanese, “They are in a shocking state... now skin and bone”. Thus forcing the audience to acknowledge the horrific conditions the women faced.
Its just I cant help thinking about this girl-destroying her life so horribly.’ This shows Sheila feels commiseration and sensitivity towards Eva and her death which comes across as genuine regret when she realises she could be linked to her suicide. Mr Birling interrupts her questioning by becoming even more aggressive when trying to defend her daughter. The phrase ‘why the devil do you want to go upsetting a child like that’ that he uses shows he is more concerned that his daughter has been affected by feelings of guilt and shame for what they might have done to Eva Smith. He doesn’t realise the depth of the familys involvement and still feels able to be bitter and outspoken towards the inspector. However, this does impact the inspector at all because he continues his questioning with Sheila further.
The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Perkins Gilman is a look into the mental decline, and enlightenment of an anonymous lady. The narrator of this story is an odd character, both losing touch with reality and at the same time gaining greater self-understanding. This paradox is important to understanding the suffering of our narrator. All throughout the story she faces objects, or people, or situations that seam normal at first but that turn out extremely strange. This shows us that the main problem the narrator is faced with is how oppressive her situation is on her personality.
Being honest about ones problem can help with another person misery. Teens and adult tend to feel embarrassed about any medical condition and for that they lean towards lying about how they feel but not Nancy Mair. Nancy Mair, author of “On Being a Cripple,” talked about her experience with having MS and her true feelings about her disabilty. In her essay she points out the pros and cons of the problems that she goes through and how the disease can change some people actions in their everyday life. Mairs even goes as far to say that, “Because I hate being crippled, I sometimes hate myself for being a cripple.
Liesel takes in what she said and imagines of Ilsa's face becoming physically battered by her cruel invective. Liesel later comes to regret her tirade, as she realizes the power of words to inflict harm on others. 6. "Mystery bores me. It chores me.
Social isolation, poor housing, unemployment and poverty are all linked to mental ill health. So stigma and discrimination can trap people in a cycle of illness. The situation is exacerbated by the media. Media reports often link mental illness with violence, or portray people with mental health problems as dangerous, criminal, evil, or very disabled and unable to live normal, fulfilled lives. 2.2 How mental illness can have an impact on the individual: Psychologically: - person may become paranoid and therefore exclude him or her self -person may become paranoid and therefore hurt others who she/he fears will try to hurt him/her -person may become isolated and therefore out of touch with other people and reality in general -person may feel unloved even if it is not true -person may feel like he/she is a threat to society and therefore attempt suicide emotionally: -person may feel isolated, unloved, paranoid, panicked and non-human (read Francis Kafka's The Metamorphosis)
In modern society the concept of guilt is commonly misinterpreted for fear. For example in today's society people of conscience may fear that a poor person might die on the streets. However fear is present but their is more guilt towards the homeless person. In Macbeth the same events happen, from Macbeth thinking Banquos ghost is just a fear of his, and it was made by the witches, he chooses to ignore it however Macbeth makes the crucial mistake of the misjudgement of fear and guilt. Macbeth seeing Banquos ghost is not his fear but his guilt over killing his best friend.
We see a variety of responses but it is the inability of the majority to understand the roots of the plague that prevents them from undergoing personal transformation. The religious dogma that is directed towards them leaves them ignorant and inflexible their own ideas about God and their place within society for themselves. This causes many to direct their devastation and fear to misunderstood characters that disagree with societal conventions. The crazed mob that accuses the Gowdies of witchcraft exemplifies the notion that faith blinds people to reality in ‘Year of Wonder’. Faith in God is easily converted into superstition amongst the ignorance of the uneducated.