Thursday, April 4, 2013

Depression Part 2

All types of depression have very similar symptoms. I believe that the most common symptom of depression would have to be having a low mood. I also believe another most common symptom is having a loss of appetite or losing weight. Another symptom could be insomnia, which means not being able not sleep. Having a loss of energy is also a symptom of depression because the person is not sleeping. Depression can make a person not want to do their normal daily activities like going to work or being around family and friends. An individual could have reckless behavior as a symptom of having depression. Anger or irritability could also be a sign of having depression. Another symptom may be having a hard type concentration on different things throughout the day. If a person beings to start self-loathing they may have a type of depression. These symptoms can and probably will affect your everyday life.
Treatments are available for many different type of depression. The most common treatment for

depression would some type of medicine. The medicine that most doctors would give a person who

suffers from depression would an antidepressant. Antidepressants are used for many other conditions

like anxiety or eating disorders.  When a person has depression there doctors make tell them to

change their lifestyle.

Saturday, March 30, 2013


In the book The Yellow Wallpaper that is written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman a lady is suffering from condition that is most likely depression. Her husband keeps her in a room alone for many days. He does not want everyone to know about her condition so he just isolates her from the rest of society. The book does say that a baby is with a family member so she could be suffering from a depression called postpartum depression. She also could be suffering from psychotic depression because she sees a lady in the wallpaper.
 There are many different types of depression that can affect individuals throughout their lives. The first one is major depression and this is the depression is the most common. Major depression is a disorder that has periods of low mood which cause low self-esteem and not have interest in daily activates. Major depression can also be called clinical depression, major depression, unipolar depression, unipolar disorder or recurrent depression. The second depression is postpartum depression which happens to women after having a baby. Postpartum depression is a type of clinical depression. This depression has symptoms of sadness, fatigue anxiety and change in sleeping and eating patterns. Other type of depression is seasonal affective depression. This depression happens during different seasons like having the winter blues or summer blues. Psychotic major depression is another type of depression. This type is not like most of the other depression because the symptoms and treatment are not like the others. Some of the symptoms of this depression is hallucinations, daydreaming often and intensiveness. I believe the lady in the yellow wallpaper might have had this depression. These are just four different types of depression, there is many more.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

we real cool

We real cool is a poem written by Gwendolyn Brooks. The poem is about little boys skipping school one day. Gwendolyn saw them while she was walking around her town. She wonder what they were thinking about and how they felt about skipping school. If someone did not know anything about poetry they would know that this does rhyme. In the very first stanza, which is the arrangement of certain number in lines, the third and sixth words rhyme. This poem has four stanzas.  This poem also has couplets in it. A Couplet is a pair of rhymed lines that may or may not within a stanza. The poem We Are Cool also has repetition in it. An example of repetition would be that the word we is in every sentence in this poem. I think that this poem is an epitaph because it is a very short poem. This would have a theme of skipping school and how they feel about their decision to not go to school.  The image of this poem We Are Cool is also not going to school and deciding not to go that day. This poem has many examples of terms used in poetry and should be use to show people how a poem could be written.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

More about Laura from The Glass Menagerie

. Laura is not a very social person. All she does is stay at home and clean and cares for her glass collection. She keeps to herself pretty much all the time. I think that she is not social because of her legs and the way she walks. She does not want other people the look at her different. Her family looks at her as the person she really is. When Jim is at her house, he asked her what she has been doing since high school and she just said caring for her glass ornaments. Laura portrays that she is very fragile and innocent. I believe that she has her ornaments because they are fragile like she is. I also believe that she is in that state of being fragile because of her leg condition.  When Jim came over and had dinner with her family, she talked to him very softly and scared like because of her thinking she is so fragile but I think that she can overcome this just like Jim said in the play. Laura is actually a very strong woman. A woman that can walk all day outside in cold weather just so she will not upset her mother is strong. I also think that a woman that can deal with having a leg condition all her life and walk around all day is also very strong. While she was going to high school, I'm sure other student made fun of her legs and that take a strong person to just ignore that. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

About Laura in The Glass Menagerie

Laura Wingfield is a woman from the play The Glass Menagerie which is written by Tennessee Williams. Laura is a very unusual type of person. She seems to be in her our little world which she is quite content with. The main characteristic of Laura would be that she is really shy.  I think that her shyness affects her daily life. When she went to business school she could not even stay because it made her sick so she never went back. When Tom her bother invites Jim O’Conner to dinner at their home she would not even open the door to let them in the house.  I believe that Laura is also type of person that is always scared about something. Once she stopped going to school, she did not tell her mother and instead went out all day visiting different places. She did this because she did not what to see her mother’s reaction. While she was in high school, she wanted Jim to sign her program, but never did because of his friends. Laura would not go up to him since she is scared of rejection and judgment. This is only about two main things about Laura, there are so much more.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A little bit about The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is written by Michael Chabon. The story so far is about these two cousins making a comic book together. Joe Kavalier is the cousin from Prague that moves with Sam Clay and his mom which is Joe’s Aunt. Sam Clay grew up in New York with his mom.  Once Joe got to New York, Sam got both of them an offer with Sam’s boss to create a comic book. They had a weekend to come up with their superhero and idea for the comic book. After the weekend was over the come up with the Escapist and many of other charterers for the book. The head men at the Company bought the idea of the book. Sam comes up with the story and Joe creates the drawings.  During this Joe’s family is in danger of Hitler back in Germany and that puts a stain on him. He also finds out that is farther dies from any illness. Joe starts seeing his father getting off a boat from Germany to New York.  Sam looks back at the time his farther was around. His father’s career kept him from being around all the time.  This is the beginning of the book and there is much more to come I’m sure.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

About The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is written by Sherman Alexie. The story starts with the Indian man going to the Seattle 7-11 for a Creamsicle because it was too hot to sleep. While in the 7-11 the cashier was races because he assumed that he was going to steal something He had a white girlfriend that he always fought with and they eventually broke up. He went back home to the reservation and his family was not surprised to see him. Living on a reservation, people do not usually ever leave. After watching TV for a while he left the reservation. He got up and looked in the ads and found the job he wanted. He drove to Spokane to get the job and he did. One day he when he was at work, his ex-girlfriend called from Seattle. She got his number from his mom and she said that she glad he got a job. She asked if he had been drinking because he was an alcoholic. Now he lives in Spokane by himself. At the end of the story he said that he knows how his dreams end. I think this means that he knows how everything is going to go in his life.