Sunday, March 10, 2019
More Than Just the Disease Essay
Choose a novel or condensed news report which deals with an important human issue for example, poverty, war, family conflict, injustice, or whatever other issue you regard as important more Than nevertheless the Disease by Bernard MacLaverty is a short story which deals with the themes of class distinction, rights of course and a person suffering mentally which effects the characters in the short story. There is conflict among the two main characters Neil and his mammy. This short story gives you an insight into some problems which are a part of todays society.In the text Neil goes to stay with his friend Michael and his family and soon realises it is nonhing corresponding his own house. When it comes to bedtime Neil takes his pyjamas to the bathroom and buttoned his jacket right to the top. Here he is trying to hide his problem. Things like this happen throughout the story as Michael tries to get him to go swimming and Neil makes up a lot of excuses not to go this implies h e doesnt want anyone to know about his psoriasis. At the end Neil has a conversation with Mrs Wan, when he finds her cat and takes it back to her.He finds himself telling her all about his disease. After she reassures him that there is nothing disparage with it and he should not let it take control of his life -like his mum does- Neil comes to terms with his disease. Michael and Neil go swimming that night after Michael finds Neil with his shirt founder and shows that it doesnt bother him. . Neils mum puts a lot of obligate on Neil which leads to the conflict mingled with them. Most of the story is written as dialogue which brings out the characters personalities.Although there is a lot of conversation between Neil and Mrs Wan and Neil and Michael there is no conversation at all between Neil and his mum. This also shows the conflict between them. The short story is written in third person omniscient this means that the narrator is not a character in the story and is able to desc ribe everything in the story. More Than Just the Disease is a short story where very infinitesimal seems to happen, yet the main character is very deeply influenced by what does happen.