Character Analysis: We Re All Damaged

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“Its scary how many details I remember about the night Karen left”. That first sentence in We’re All Damaged sets the stage of the mindset of our main character. Andy Carter was a happily married Midwesterner, until one fateful day at a local Applebee’s, his wife Karen leaves him. Andy ends up losing his job, ruining his best friend’s wedding, and ends up moving to New York City, where he bartends and lives in a tiny apartment with a cat. Before long he needs to go back to Omaha to see his dying grandfather. Once back home Andy must confront his ex, her new boyfriend, his right-wing radio host mother, his parents crumbling marriage, and his angry best friend. On top of that, Andy encounters an entirely new dilemma, Daisy. She has tattoos, …show more content…
A couple of bad grades in essay writing can make even the most harmonious student, bitter and resentful. The sudden break up of a couple can damage both parties as well. We are talking about emotional damage, damage that affects the well being of the mind. I know I am damaged, maybe more so than the average Canadian. I went through hardships when I was younger that has manifested into mild depression and anxiety as an adult. I believe the anger and helplessness I have from my father leaving when I was a child, have manifested into what I am experiencing now. It is controllable, but writing this paper, doing homework, and writing exams sometimes cause me anxiety, where I dread having to do them. I believe I am making a good decision in staying in university and finishing my degree, as I only have one year left to complete. My grades have suffered, but my family did not go through what they did, for me to drop out with one measly year left. A major problem with my family and middle-eastern society in general, is the presumption that depression and anxiety is not something you should go seek help for. They believe in the fairy tale, become a doctor or lawyer and have a happy successful life with a wife and kids. There are choices I need to make in the years following my graduation. If my anxiety and depression subsides after I finish my degree, than I need to focus on getting a job and getting my career of to a start, as I have not done any internships. If it persists, I will need to make a conscious decision on if I should leave everything behind and go on a “find myself” journey or seek professional help and perhaps get medicated. Just as Andy was damaged and could not take being living the current life he was having, I may need to change my lifestyle and do something drastic. With that said, no matter what happens, I am loyal to those who are loyal now and who have been loyal

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