EraseRestart, 12th issue: In Literature

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EraseRestart, 12th issue: In Literature 📚 . Hi everyone! The 12th issue of EraseRestart is about classic books that touch on mental illness. In Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf’s character Septimus Warren Smith, a WWI veteran, struggles with post-traumatic stress and depression. Virginia Woolf possibly drew inspiration from her struggles with her own mental health; the character is written in a truthful, representational manner. In Hamlet, William Shakespeare explores madness, depression and suicide with great sensitivity. Especially Ophelia’s character is written in a very humane and respectful way. In The Bell Jar, Esther Greenwood is an almost autobiographical character for Sylvia Plath – a young woman who’s struggling with clinical depression and suicide ideation, experiencing life at a mental institution in the 50s. Lastly, in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield – the protagonist of the book, may not necessarily struggle with mental illness – the character’s mental state has been debated over the years. That said, Holden is surely suffering by Weltschmerz and is tormented by existentialism. In your opinion, which book depicts mental illness in a genuine way? Which book has brought you closer to understanding own or your loved ones’ struggles? Feel free to let me know in the comments or through DMs. Happy scrolling and thank you for stopping by, SP 🌝✨

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