Analysis Of Jodi Picoult 's The Storyteller

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“Love can be simply stated to be the desire of the human being to integrate oneself with other selves in such a way that one starts feeling the pain and pleasure of another person as if of one’s own. Hatred can be defined as just the opposite – to derive pleasure in the pain of others, while feeling unhappy seeing others happy”(Singh 1) Emotions, by their very nature, warp perceptions and cloud judgement. Ever seen Star Trek? If you have, then you would have noticed Spock’s whole, unwavering use of logic in the place of any emotion. The reason he is portrayed as someone who is omniscient is due to his lack of emotion to cloud his judgement. All emotions obfuscate judgement, but love, hate and sorrow warp reality to a point where it is indistinguishable from fantasy. Love is something we all long to have, but it is among the emotions which subvert our judgement to it’s will. In Jodi Picoult 's The Storyteller the main character Sage falls in love with Adam, a man who is already married. She knows that what she is doing is wrong, but continues due to the fact that she feels so strongly attached to him that it doesn 't faze her.She knows it is wrong, but love is what fuels this affair. She eventually comes to her senses and leaves him, but it took Leo falling in love with her and he grandmother’s story about life during the holocaust to make her realize this. Love is to a thunderstorm as rational judgement is to the light of the sun. One obscures and hides the other.

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