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    Two Types Of Loneliness

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    Types of loneliness Several theorists proposed distinct types of loneliness. They articulated different quality of experiences of loneliness in service to define the experience. Gleaning from various qualities of experience described by those scholars, loneliness is a complex human experience as it has many aspects. Fromm-Reichmann (1959) asserted that there are several different types of loneliness. She distinguished culturally determined loneliness, self-imposed aloneness, compulsory solitude, isolation, and real loneliness. She noted that those experiences are not well distinguished from one another. She placed a particular attention to the concept she referred as real loneliness on her article published in 1959. According to Fromm-Reichmann…

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    Curleys Wife's Loneliness

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    in the world” (Mind Your Wings). The terms “alone” and “lonely” are rather differential in meaning. Alone is defined as being “separate, apart, or isolated from others” (Dictionary.com) On the other hand, lonely is defined as “destitute of sympathetic or friendly companionship, intercourse,support, etc” (Dictionary.com). Difference in definition does not keep the two concepts from intertwining, and certainly does not keep people from inadvertently mistaking one for the other. Within the novel,…

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    What is loneliness? According to the dictionary, the definition of loneliness is sadness due to having no friends or company or being in isolation. Loneliness is a complicated emotion; everyone is a little afraid of loneliness and everyone feels it. It is an emotion that everyone experiences during their life. A person can feel lonely if he/she is alone or in a crowded room. However, the dictionary definition of loneliness is partially correct. Feeling lonely is not the same as being alone.…

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    Arlene Balvina Madrigal Cunningham ENG 102- 3rd June 29,2017 Loneliness Thinking about the word lonely, more than likely people always refer to it with a negative connotation. Being alone is not always a bad state of being for a person. Loneliness causes people to have time for themselves. The word loneliness is defined as “ affected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone” (“Loneliness”). However, Not everyone who is alone is lonely. Society should look at the…

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    heart disease (“Heart Disease”, N.d.). Besides an individual suffering from heart disease, a psychosocial factor they can suffer from is feelings of loneliness. Loneliness refers to the agony an individual faces from “discrepancies between ideal and perceived social relationships” (Ernst & Cacioppo, 1999). Loneliness is not correlated with physically being alone, and the feeling can be present even when an individual has a large social network/circle. This psychosocial factor is a result of…

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    What is loneliness? With a world population of approximately seven billion, it is hard to imagine that anyone can feel alone. Physically, it is almost impossible to be left alone. During pregnancy, a baby spends nine months with its mother in the womb. Once born, you are constantly spending time around others and unlikely to fail at making at least one connection with another being. To be alone emotionally however is another matter. In the confines of the mind we tend to fall victim to our own…

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    People who spend most of their time alone and little time around others are considered antisocial. The term, antisocial shouldn’t take the place of solitude, which appropriately defines loneliness. Choosing to spend time alone doesn’t necessarily make someone unsociable. In fact, there are many reasons why we as individuals would choose to spend time to ourselves. I call it “me” time. Alone time is a normal part of life. I enjoy living life as a loner since it gives me peace, privacy, and most…

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    Why are people lonely? Is there a different reason for everybody’s loneliness? Loneliness is a basic part of human life, but is an obstacle in life that one would do anything to avoid. This inevitable barrier to a content and happy life is a feeling that cannot even be avoided by the strongest people in life. In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, loneliness is a significantly major issue shown throughout this book that are expressed by many characters. Their reason for feeling lonely…

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    Life of Solitude To many, loneliness, and solitude could be considered synonyms; however, when looked at closely, they are actually quite the opposite. Loneliness can be described as “a painful negative state where we feel alone, and cut off and estranged from other people” (“loneliness”). On the other hand, solitude can be described as, “a positive state where we are perfectly happy to be by ourselves, relish and enjoy our own company” (“solitude”). While both words similarly describe a…

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    Frankenstein that he has no friends and was lonely and his quest in life was companionship and understanding. He said, "It is my loneliness that made me savage." Frankenstein heard his voice and it scared him; he saw his reflection and it frightened him. After being able to understand most of the French language, he realizes that he is not normal. "When I looked around, I saw and heard none like me. Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and all men…

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