Depression And Depression In Wurtzel

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Wurtzel is just a woman trying to figure her life while dealing with depression and its symptoms. Having depression at a young age had affected her whole life and has made it difficult to act normal. Wurtzel expresses her sadness and copes in destructive ways such as cutting and doing drugs. The book goes on a journey of her life and the issues she goes through, meeting people, and dealing with additional problems. The novel’s main conflict is battling with depression and the urges of dealing with depression. I believe young readers would be very interested in the book’s plot and conflict as they will enter a journey of someone’s life going through depression. The book’s straight forward raw material helps readers understand the truth of…show more content…
She was also wondering what happened to her mental health. As the book progresses, there are very low points and despair, debating suicide or not. The overall moral is the awareness of mental health itself and how depression is never easy. Understanding will help with depression and there is a process to get better. Currently this is not an appropriate book for a teenage audience, but I strongly believe it should be as it discusses topics many present day people deal with. The main protagonist is the author in fact Elizabeth Wurtzel. Wurtzel lives a life filled with depression of rock bottoms and demanding times. Though there is no human figure antagonist, the real rival is depression. Individuals who can relate to Wurtzel will love how she feels and express emotions as they can personally relate to themselves. On the other hand, people who may not relate might hate the fact that she may be trying to little or how she asks to be miserable with her disruptive behavior. Another thing is the fact Wurtzel says certain things that may offend people, which most of the time she doesn't mean. An example, is when she couldn't go to her favorite musical artist (Bruce Springsteen) and was forced to go to camp instead. She was furious with her mom and promised she would get her revenge. Another is when others people pain gives her pleasure and she will do anything to feel better even

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