Alcoholism In 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Love'

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Furthermore, Cathedral denotes alcohol not as a negative force but as a positive way. In the means of uniting the strangers and in the events of the story alcohol plays a defined role in the story and therefore allowing the unnamed character to overcome and finally have his eyes open to things he never looked at before. In particular, at the beginning of the story, the unnamed narrator feels a sense of jealousy and not open-minded to the blind man staying at his residence. The unnamed narrator’s wife and the blind man are good friends and have always been in contact. For instance, they communicate by sending emails and also have an emotional bond with the blind man. Regarding the fact that the consumption of alcohol and further gives a sense …show more content…
As an illustration, the pair Mel and Terri are drinking alcohol and reminiscing romantic and passionate stories. Mel’s wife stated that Terri loved her generously, but even tried to put her life in danger. The abusive relationship makes the relationship stand on a rocky cliff. However, Terri’s first husband tried to attack Mel because of their differences and seems annoyed when Mel is spoken about. Since Mel is intoxicated with liquor, he speaks cruel and abusive words towards his wife Terri. As the matter of fact, Mel consumes alcohol frequently he becomes more garrulous, and discloses that love is not enduring and death is approaching soon. While being self-conscious, Mel reveals his apprehension for love and if something to happen to him and his wife in the future, the significant other would be able to love again and it will be filled with memories. This notion of love and life comes from Mel in his inebriated state. However, he claims that he can say those words in his sober state of mind. Mel’s speech and thoughts have been declined due to his alcoholism. Furthermore, as for Mel being a cardiologist reclaims that a couple struggles to survive and enjoy life because of alcohol addiction. Moreover, as alcohol have taken a toll on Mel’s life he lost his logical sense and also uses more violent and abusive languages. Even more, Mel …show more content…
Furthermore, the narrator has been aroused of the anxiety of losing your self-awareness. He (the narrator) had a terrible experience with Tiny and diverts himself by drinking coffee. Moreover, alcohol acts as a social figure, but not as a result of inebriation. For instance, the men use oral interaction that leads them into temperance. The men are being in control of themselves while reflecting the times when they

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