Essay on Journey Into the Mind of Marilyn Monroe

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Watching Marilyn Monroe as she moves across the large silver screen with her signature sensual grace in the 1961 film The Misfits, it is hard to believe that by this point in her career, she had lost virtually all sway over her impulsivity. Her day to day existence had become a series of endless crises that grew more frantic and destructive. She was in a desperate and losing struggle within herself. In retrospect, the wrenching dilemmas she faced off the set gave her portrayal of Roslyn a surreal if not convincing quality that provoked familiar feelings of pity, tenderness, and compassion.
Monroe's talent for the comedy-drama genre played will on screen and with her fans. In many ways her talent for the comedy-drama film was a
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Yet, because of self-doubt, she continued to set the bar ever higher, testing to see if the admiration was for her as the fragile person she was or for the salacious roles she played in movies such as Some like it Hot. How could she ever be convinced?
This was the tragedy of Marilyn Monroe. In her comedic films, one has a sense of impending disaster. It seems to skulk in the background even as she portrayed the innocent and naive pubescent juvenile. Then, in her dramatic efforts, there was the comedy of her feeble attempts to transcend her destiny by pretending that others could save her from herself. The comedy-drama genre was her forte because it was the essence of who she was. It is the essential nature of her mental illness.

The Invitation
There is a great deal of information available on the events of the life and death of Marilyn Monroe. The internet has thousands of sites where you can read about her career, order movies, listen to and watch Marilyn Monroe being interviewed and giving accounts of her life. But, what is not available from any of these sources is the story of Marilyn Monroe as a person like many others (including current celebrities) who use their Bipolar I, hypomanic (another term for a mild mania) disorder to succeed in their modeling and acting careers. By not considering the impact that her PBD had on Marilyn Monroe’s thinking, assumptions, and behavior, we have failed to recognized the significance of…