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    The case study I am analyzing is ‘To Thine Own Self be True’: On the Loss of Integrity as a Kind of Suffering’ by Henri Wijsbek. This case study centers around a Dutch psychiatrist that assisted a 50-year-old woman in suicide, despite her lacking clinical presentations of any physical or psychiatric condition. It also explores how the patient’s loss of integrity or volitional incapacity can be characterized as a hallmark of suffering. One of the major aspects at play is decisional competency.…

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    The story of the essay I have chosen to discuss is ¨The Yellow Wallpaper¨ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The reason why I have chosen this story as part of my topic of discussion is because of the story's impact on a character who portrays her prison mentally and emotionally. The feeling of the prison becoming a wall that she finds unable to escape. Knowing that no matter what she plans to do, there’s no way out. However, the protagonist seeing a symbol of hope that she can break the chains that…

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    Gilman’s support of the women’s suffrage is written all in the story “The Yellow Wallpaper”. She uses many symbols to emphasis the woman’s struggle of equality in the 1900’s. The husband takes her away from society because of illness, while she tells him that she is fine. This the symbolic for the women in the 1900’s that were struggling for equality. From them being ignored and oppressed by men. In the story, john isn’t allowing his wife to be able to fix herself and get better. “But John says…

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    Gender Division in the Yellow Wallpaper In the story The Yellow Wallpaper written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Gilman uses the tale of psychological insanity to portray the position of women, especially pointing to married women. Readers understand this story to be a horror tale about a woman who loses her mind, but little do they know that there is much more to just all the symbols of insanity but also the theme of gender division in the Nineteenth century. Firstly, the yellow wallpaper reveals…

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    The “Yellow Wallpaper” is about a woman who suffers from post-partum depression which leads to her being isolated in her room that drives her insane. The “Yellow Wallpaper” that she hated so much became a significant symbol. A symbol of the domestic life that trapped so many women back then. The “Yellow Wallpaper” also represented the structure of her family. One of the points of the story is to show women struggling with their individualities during her time period. It shows how women were…

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    Joy Harjo’s poem “New Orleans” paints a painted picture of a woman struggling to find the remaining fragments of her culture throughout history and the city where she resides. In her remarks on her memories and stories, Harjo constantly uses images related to progress and analogies involving money and the pursuit of wealth which lead to the ultimate decay of the Creek’s culture and community. Harjo first writes about “a shop with ivory and knives” (13). Perhaps related to a economic analysis…

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    The Miracle Worker, written by William Gibson, is a nonfiction play written in 1957. The play is based off of the life of Helen Keller, who was diagnosed being blind and deaf at a young age, due to an illness. When Helen was about the age of six, the Kellers higher a teacher named Anne Sullivan, who was hired to teach Helen language by Captain Keller. Having been blind before, Anne had much experience and motivation to teach Helen. After many surgeries, Anne was in fact able to see, just not…

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    I.INTRODUCTION Katherine Anne Porter was an American writer who was born in 1890 and died in 1980. She was one of the the America’s most distinguished writers. She generally chose dark themes such as dark themes such as betrayal, death and the origin of human evil. She began her literary career with publishing short stories and essays. ‘’Maria Concepcion’’ was her first published story in The Century Magazin in 1922. She published her bestselling novel Ship of Fools in 1964. Her literary…

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    A Rose for Emily and The Yellow Wallpaper are similar to each other. These stories both take place in the same era which is when men are the more powerful and orders woman around. In both “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner and in “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman experience struggles within their society throughout their respective stories. In “ A Rose for Emily” her father is very demanding and very dominant to emily. As in “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator is ordered…

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    In ‘Ma’s anxiety in Emma Donologue’s Room’, Himmah Sofiana Mursyidah talks about the psychological make-up of Jack’s mother. She draws unbreakable ties between Sigmund Freud’s concepts of Id, Ego and Superego and anxiety. She believes that Ma’s anxiety is the direct result of the traumatic, past experiences. She further illustrates how being imprisoned in the room affect the mental state of Ma, making her believe in impossibility of escaping from Old Nick. By keeping her son in the dark about…

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