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A Comparison of Myths in Different Eras
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Mythology is a huge part of Western literary culture since the 19th centuries, throughout centuries of myth-making, myths originate from different eras. Myths from different parts of history share a fair amount of dissimilarities. Stories like the Greek God of the Ocean Poseidon, the creature Sphinx are prime examples of myths that originated from the past. The term “mythopoeia” was defined in 1931 by J. R. R. Tolkien, in which he adopted it as a title for one of his…...
Explore Teen Suicide in The United States
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In 1990 the adolescent suicide rate was 19.22 per 100,000 in the United States. Suicide was the 8th leading cause of death(Lee et al.). 11 percent of adolescents ages 12- 19 took their own life (Miniño, M.P.H.). Two years later suicide became the fifth leading cause of death for young people 25 and under. The C.D.C released data showing a dramatic increase in teen suicide rates. Nearly doubling from 1980, the suicide rate for young people adolescents ages 10 to…...
Depression and Suicidal Ideation among University Students
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Committing suicide, the act of deliberately killing oneself is a tragedy that would bring long-lasting traumas to remaining friends and family members. This has become more familiar and a severe issue globally throughout the past decade among adolescents who consistently deal with deprivation and psychological illness in their daily lives. There exist plenty of causes for such phenomenon, which include burdens from education, sexuality, and inferior relationships with families. For such reasons, 1.4% of all reported deaths worldwide were due…...
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Suicide in the Media and its Effects on Adolescent Suicide Rates
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Introduction Suicide is a leading cause of death in adolescence in Canada today (reference). Suicide and mental illness stigma is a large issue society has been trying to combat in the 21st century. Recently, a public uproar ensued after the release of a Netflix series, called “13 Reasons Why,” which depicted teen suicide. Controversy arose from the argument of whether the show was romanticizing suicide or just showing the harsh reality of suicide and the negative effects it has on…...
Teen Suicide Prevention: What To Know
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Suicide is the death that’s caused by self-directed violence with an intention to die. The available statistics don’t represent the actual evidence and the actual rates of suicide as it’s underreported for a number of reasons and these rates are not reliable as they are subjected to error from variation in the definition of these cases (Miniño, 2015).. The accuracy of suicide statistics has been questioned to the extent of leading some of the authorities to sack their usefulness in…...
Social Media, Self-Esteem, and Teen Suicide
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Through social media, we see someone’s edited life. Sometimes people might find themselves comparing their own lives with these updates and photos. The comparisons people make to the unreality is unfair. The comparisons people make causes feelings of inferiority and low self-esteem. It is clear the relationship between our social media habits and mental health is complex. As social media leaves a mark in both our world and daily lives, it is important we learn more about the long term…...
Victorians and Death: A Period of Morbid Curiosity
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When reading about the Victorian era, there are many significant events, scientific discoveries and social morality that shaped the period to what know of today. One of the key themes that is associated with the Victorians is death. Death was everywhere, a common event in the typical household that completely shaped how they lived. It was no longer a private affair but a public event. But why did the Victorians obsess with the notion of death? Why was it so…...
The Black Plague: Definition and Effects
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Throughout the history of the world, few events have been as catastrophic to mankind as the Black Plague. Starting from the 1340s, this disastrous disease spread quickly causing massive outbreaks across Europe and Asia. The Black Plague caused major economic, social, religious and political upheavals. These abrupt, extreme changes ultimately brought Europe into the age of the Renaissance, thus forever changing the entire course of European history. The Black Plague, also known as the Black Death, was a global epidemic…...
Why Friar Lawrence is Responsible for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet
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In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, the character that is most responsible for their deaths are Friar Lawrence; he married them the day after they met, even though he was aware of the rivalry between the Montagues and Capulets, and he develops a bad plan to reunite them after Romeo’s exile, even leaving Juliet right before she kills herself. The Friar’s decisions ultimately led to the tragic demise of the two young lovers. When making large decisions that will…...
Friar Lawrence Causing The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet is a Shakespearean tragedy in which two teenagers, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love with each other in the midst of enmity of two families, Capulet and Montague. Juliet is a Capulet, and Romeo is a Montague. They marry without their families knowing, with the help of Friar Lawrence. Then Romeo kills Tybalt in the middle of a street fight in which he was trying to prevent Tybalt and Mercutio from fighting. For killing Tybalt, Romeo is…...
Romeo and Juliet Deaths: Who is Responsible?
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Intro Romeo and Juliet are somewhat responsible for their deaths, however, other events influence their fate and destiny which controls their deaths. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic playwright portrayed by William Shakespeare where Romeo and Juliet, two stars crossed lover’s story end in tragedy. Romeo and Juliet’s death is dramatized through Shakespeare’s characterization and the emotional conflict they experience throughout the play. Written and performed in the Elizabethan era, the playwright addresses the problems with the peace in Europe…...
The Law on Physician Assisted Suicide
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Introduction Since the implementation of The Suicide Act 1961, it has been a subject of controversy and debate, as to whether physician-assisted suicide (PAS) should be permitted in the UK. The National Health Service (NHS} website states - ‘Assisted suicide is the act of deliberately assisting or encouraging another person to kill themselves’ and according to Section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961, Doctors will be liable for conviction if they encourage or intend to encourage the suicide of another…...
What’s next more teens committing suicide?
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What’s next more teens committing suicide?It seems obvious to me that bullying has been a serious problem around the world whether it is online or at school. I worry about bullying because it can mess with people’s mind.For example 7% of teens or kids commit suicide.I think we should make a change in bullying for kids could not commit suicide.Some of the kids or teens that bully are probably having problems with their parents or in their family so they…...
Suicide – A Study in Sociology
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Emile Durkheim is known for many sociological theories and concepts, such as social solidarity, which although seen in his study of suicide, exists independently of it. However, he is most famed for his classic methodological - and rather positivist - work, Suicide: A Study in Sociology (First published in 1897). The dictionary definition of suicide is "the intentional killing of oneself" (Marshall, 1998). However, Durkheim believed that it took more than this to properly define this action, stating, "... suicide is…...
Describe 3 of the deaths in Hamlet
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Hamlet is a revenge tragedy play, which was a very popular theme at the time Shakespeare was writing. Hamlet was written at the time Shakespeare was writing at his very best. Hamlet was written over 400 years ago and has outlived most other revenge plays but still continues to hold great appeal due to the effect it has on all those who see and hear it As Hamlet is self-titled we know Hamlet will die and this event will bring…...
Participants of the Eva Smith Death
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All five of the characters play a part in the death of Eva Smith. First of all, Mr birling, who throws her out of her job after a strike. Secondly, Sheila gets her fired from her second job unfairly. Then Gerald, who befriended and made Eva his mistress only then to break up with her,. And then Mrs Birling who refuses to let her charity give aid to Eva. And finally Eric, who makes Eva pregnant and tries to give…...
“Like Water for Chocolate” & “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”
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"Like Water for Chocolate" & "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" Have you ever been threatened by societal influences that dictate the way you lead your life? Portrayal of society insensibly places an important role in our lives because we often allow ourselves to be governed by the general public's perspectives and criticism. How we see ourselves is not nearly as important as how we are seen in the eyes of the beholder. For example, teenagers habitually parade their new electronics…...
Working with suicidal adolescents and adolescents who self-harm
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    When working with adolescents who may be at risk of self-harm or suicide, special attention needs to be paid to this subject in the confidentiality contract, discussed and signed at the beginning of therapy. The counsellor needs to explain to their client that in the event of them disclosing plans of suicide, then other people, such as the clients' GP or a professional emergency team, will need to be informed. It is best, however, whilst always taking into…...
On the Tombs in Westminster Abbey, Death the Leveller, Ozymandias, My Busconductor and Let Me Die a Youngman’s Death 
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In opening line of the poem On the Tombs in Westminster Abbey, Francis Beaumont draws our attention to the subject of death and specifically our own with his use of the ominous and commanding line, "Mortality, behold and fear!" This immediately reminds us that we are all mortal and therefore will all die. The poem then goes on to demonstrate the fact that we are all equal due to our mortality and thus worldly power is rendered meaningless by death.…...
Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilych
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The most important lessons that Ivan Ilych learnt in Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilych, written in 1886, were that the false and deceitful world in which he lived prevented him from understanding the real purpose and meaning of life, and that what he loved, lived and worked for in his life was in fact worthless, and he should have lived his life in a more meaningful way. Ironically, it is by his illness and an anticipation of imminent…...
Tesla’s Musk Says New Autopilot Likely Would Have Prevented Death
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Tesla Motors Co. Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Sunday the automaker was updating its semi-autonomous driving system Autopilot with new limits on hands-off driving and other improvements that likely would have prevented a fatality in May.Musk said the update, which will be available within a week or two through an ;over-the-air; software update, would rely foremost on radar to give Tesla's electric luxury cars a better sense of what is around them and when to brake.New restrictions of Autopilot…...
Teen Suicide in the US: Causes
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Teen suicide is one of the fastest killers for young teenagers. Every year thousands of teens die in the United States. There are many different reasons of why young teens commit suicide. Family issues, low self-esteem, and bullying are three of the many leading factors towards suicide for teens. Problems at home can cause a teenager to take their lives. Abuse in the home of the teenager can most often establish a suicidal situation. If the teenager feels lonely and…...
Suicide in Prison
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“Suicide is a huge, but largely preventable, public health problem, causing almost half of all violent death in the world, resulting in almost one million fatalities every year and economic costs in the billions of dollars, according to the World Health Organization” (quoted in Pompili & Lester & Innamorati & Casale & Girardi, 2009,1155). According to Kupers (quoted in Heuy & Mculty, 2005, 490) “in the United States, suicide rates among prison inmates are higher than in the general population…...
A study of how far societal pressures are central to the main plots of ‘Blood Wedding’ and ‘Chronicle of a Death Foretold’
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Societal conventions and how they shape people's lives are base themes in Marquez's novella 'Chronicle of a Death Foretold' and Lorca's play 'Blood Wedding'. They both show how society's prejudices compel individuals to undergo acts they may not have done otherwise. The honour code is an extremely important factor in both of these works, in general it defines how men and women should live, it means that if a women's honour, in this case her virginity, is taken, then that…...
How does Shakespeare link language and imagery to build tension towards an explosion of violence in which results in the death of Tybalt?
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Imagery plays a key part in Shakespeare's plays because the audience had to create a mental image of what is happening through the emotionally charged language and provides an insight into a character's mind, "hot days, is the "mad blood stirring" ", in which nature describes how it is hot and the tension is rising, with short tempers in the opening lines of act three scene one. These appear, usually, as similes or metaphors, "hot a Jack". Shakespeare uses blank…...
How does Shakespeare link language and imagery to build tension towards an explosion of violence which results in the death of Tybalt
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At the start of Act 3 Scene 1, Shakespeare uses imagery when Benvolio warns Mercutio that the Capulets are about 'For now these hot days, is the mad blood stirring'. This shows that they will not escape a fight if the two houses meet as it suggests that the hot weather makes people brasher so that they will be looking to start a fight especially with Tybalt angry with Romeo now that he has married Juliet, so this creates tension.…...
Could Romeo And Juliet’s Death Been Prevented
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An interpretation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".Romeo and Juliet What would cause young lovers to mysteriously commit suicide so they can be together? Is it their parents who forbid them to see one another, or is it themselves? William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, tells about two young "star-crossed lovers" whose deaths were caused by fate, not their parents or themselves. First of all, Romeo and Juliet were from feuding families: Romeo a Montague, and Juliet a Capulet. Romeo was…...
Death Marked Love Definition
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Before you can explore the extent that Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet can be described as a tragedy, you have to know the definition of a tragedy is normally when a main character has a moral flaw, which leads to their downfall. Romeo and Juliet is very problematic, as a tragedy because Romeo and Juliet main flaw is their love for each other and love in its normal context is not described as a flaw. This leads me to believe that…...
Who is responsible for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet?
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William Shakespeare is a word famous dramatist who wrote a variety of interesting plays including Macbeth, Twelfth Knight, A Comedy Of Errors, Henry V. and Romeo and Juliet. His plays were tragedies, comedies and historical text. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. He got married to Anne Hathaway and had three children with her. His son Hammet died and soon after Shakespeare left his wife, some think it was because of the pressure of his son dieing. He then…...
What is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, love, hate or fate
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Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play that involves dramatic events. When Romeo speared Tybalt with his rapier , which leads to Tybalt dying and Romeo ultimately the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare wrote three types of plays; comedies, tragedies and socially. From aspect 1594 to 1608 he wrote approximately 40 plays. The men were played by men, but the female were also played by men, this would be out of place in today's society. Juliet was played by…...
Most responsible for Eva’s death
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We can see that as the play unfolds, each family member is partly to blame for Eva's death. J. B. Priestly seems to deliberately make it so difficult to decide who is most to blame. Mr Birling fires Eva who had striked hoping for a higher wage. Sheila has Eva sacked from Milwards shortly after. A few months later, Eva becomes Gerald's mistress and by September, she is alone once again. Two months later she gets pregnant by Eric. Eva's…...
Who was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?
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The death of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet was a tragic event that was unavoidable...or was it? In this essay I will be debating who is to blame for this tragic occurrence and why. I will be going through all the characters and putting up an argument for and against their innocence. In this novel, whether you believe in it or not, Fate is one of thee most important characters. 'Star-crossed Lovers' is the description of Romeo and Juliet in…...
Who is most responsible for the death of Eva Smith?
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Introduction This essay goes into depth on people's responsibility and finally an opinion for who is most responsible for the death of Eva Smith. It goes through all five characters in the play and their responsibility for the death of Eva Smith and what each one of them could have possibly done to add to Eva Smith's desire to die. The characters responsibility for the death of Eva Smith: Arthur Birling He stuck with his wife Sybil and his daughter…...
Why Physicians are Reluctant to Remove Patient’s Life Support Systems?
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Physician-assisted Suicide (PSD) or others call it euthanasia has been an issue of considerable debates for many years. It puts into question the rights of physicians and medical professionals to perform assisted deaths to patients whose conditions are in grave pain. Many medical professionals differentiate euthanasia from physician-assisted suicide because of some practices that would distinguish it from euthanasia. Some argued that the practice of physician-assisted suicide is ethical, justified by informed consent and informed refusal on the part of…...
Analysis of Because I could not stop for Death
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Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death” is a remarkable poem that outlines both the journey of life and the journey of death, and how whether we want it or not, we have to face death at some point. Surprisingly, Dickinson expresses a calm and accepting tone towards Death as she personifies him as a cordial suitor escorting the speaker to her grave. Through imagery and other literary devices, Dickinson portrays the speakers past life as she is…...
How is life after Pinochet and Chile’s military government reflected through the eyes of Paulina Salas in Death and the Maiden?
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The play Death and the Maiden, written by Ariel Dorfman in 1990, is one which touches on themes of a harrowing yet important nature. Death and the Maiden introduces us to Paulina Salas, a 40 year old woman who has been left emotionally and psychologically scarred by the torture and rape which she endured whilst held as a political prisoner in an unnamed country. It has been a few years since the demise of the repressive regime, which also remains…...
Letter to Editor- Assisted Suicide
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Altercations on whether or not assisted suicide should be legalized have rang out through the world and this topic has become one of the most popular questions of today. Ben Mattlin had written a cordial article ‘Suicide by Choice? Not so Fast’ elucidating his stance to assisted suicide. As a terminally ill patient himself, he disapproves of the Death with Dignity law, and I agree with Ben Mattlin that there is haste to assisted suicide, and thus I want to…...
Late Adulthood and Death
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In this day and time, in reference to science and technology, late adulthood is a stage of life that most of us will be involved in, yet death is an event we all will experience. Within the contents of the paper we will address ageism and the stereotypes affiliated with the period of late adulthood. Moreover, there will also be an evaluation on how health and wellness can be stimulated and on the moderation of the adverse effects of aging.…...
Lady Macbeths Suicide Note
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Lady Macbeths Suicide Note as might have been written by Lady macbeth in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth".Dearest husband, These last few months have been sorry ones. The actions you and I have undertaken have played on my conscience, and I am finding it hard to cope. I realise that the path we had chosen was the wrong one, and even though I accepted that from the beginning, the consequences of that choice and the mental anguish that I am experiencing now…...
Deaths of Earl’s Ralf and Leofric
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After the deaths of Earl's Ralf and Leofric during the period of 1053 to 1057 it was reported in one of the few remaining Anglo Chronicles that Edward began looking outside of England and Normandy for possible heirs to his throne, this brought up the name of Atheling. Firstly Edward invited Edward Atheling son of Edmund Ironside to come to England. Though Edward Atheling made it to England he died under suspicious circumstances before he could actually meet the King.…...
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Teen Suicide Prevention: What To Know

...However, suicide can still be prevented among the teens and other ages at an early age, according to (Sarchiapone, 2017) the need to implement the school-based programs teaching on the adolescent adaptive coping responses and the skills for solving t...

Why Friar Lawrence is Responsible for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet

...When talking about Juliet Romeo opens with \" she doth teach the torches to burn bright!\" After, he uses dialect such as \" Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope\'s ear;\" and \"Did my heart love till now?\" and \"I ne\'er saw true beauty till this night....

Romeo and Juliet Deaths: Who is Responsible?

...William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is a catastrophic playwright where Romeo and Juliet die a horrible death. The eponymous character isn’t entirely responsible for their demise but could have done something to stop it from happening. The...

Working with suicidal adolescents and adolescents who self-harm

...However, one life that is wasted through the act of suicide is one too many, and usually it is the case that when one life is taken, several more lives are ruined. The devastation suffered by family members and friends cannot be under-estimated, and ...

A study of how far societal pressures are central to the main plots of ‘Blood Wedding’ and ‘Chronicle of a Death Foretold’

...From all of these different societal aspects that have been seen to shape parts of the plots we can conclude that societal pressures are extremely central to the plots of both works. In 'Blood Wedding' we can see a great struggle between social conve...

How does Shakespeare link language and imagery to build tension towards an explosion of violence in which results in the death of Tybalt?

...Tybalt's death is quick but the tension remains as the Prince arrives. The poetic style of writing (rhyming couplets) in the Prince's speech is more direct and emphasises the seriousness of the matter. Dramatic tension is still high as Romeo has been...

How does Shakespeare link language and imagery to build tension towards an explosion of violence which results in the death of Tybalt

...Also in Benvolio speech, Shakespeare uses oxymoron to highlight the clash of opposites between the two houses, as Benvolio says 'How nice the quarrel was', which is opposing because quarrels aren't nice as in this case two people died, so nice is use...

Who is responsible for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

...Some of the quotes suggest that the couple anything about their situation "a greater power than we can contradict" meaning the power at work was to powerful for them to compete against. I don't believe that Romeo and Juliet are helpless because I bel...

What is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, love, hate or fate

...From this essay I have found out that love is the starting point of this tragedy. Romeo and Juliet's love for each other started the conflicts between Mercutio and Tybalt, the death of Mercutio, the death of Tybalt and last but not least the death of...

Who was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

...In conclusion, the perspective of the reader will change the view of who was to blame. I personally solely blame Romeo and Juliet for their deaths as it is so easy not to kill yourself, I've managed it for the past 15 years or so, surely they could. ...

Who is most responsible for the death of Eva Smith?

...If he had not stolen the money that he gave to her and got drunk and slept with her she would not have had to leave him and she would not have got pregnant with no money and nowhere to live. Since she had absolutely nothing after the relationship wit...

Why Physicians are Reluctant to Remove Patient’s Life Support Systems?

...The same is true with physician-assisted suicide even if the physician is not the one directly administering the method that can cause death to the patient. All life is irreplaceable. A physician’s role is to restore the health condition of the pat...

How is life after Pinochet and Chile’s military government reflected through the eyes of Paulina Salas in Death and the Maiden?

...It makes the audience see what Paulina has been doing whilst seeking justice from Miranda. It shows that she has to face up to her trauma and indeed will probably always live with this. The whole point of Death and the Maiden was to not only be a mic...
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