Ironic Truth

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  • Topic: The Master and Margarita, Pontius Pilate, Mikhail Bulgakov
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The Ironic Truth – an Analysis of Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master of Margarita

A Thesis
Presented to the Department of Literature
UST
College of Nursing

In partial fulfillment
of the requirements
in Literature 101
Word Literature

Jeanne Claire Borja

March, 2013

DEDICATION
I dedicate this book to my family; my mom, dad and my little sister, Jadie.
I also dedicate this book to all the Filipinos who had experienced the same fate of fear and inhibitions in order to conform to the norms of the society but have managed to fight their way to freedom.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I would like to thank our dear professor, Prof. Elmer Hibek Ph.D. for guiding me throughout the selection and completion of this novel. To my parents who support me in everything that I do and never fail to shower me with their love.

To my classmates, 3NUR2 Batch 2014 who encouraged me throughout the writing of this thesis and inspired me as well. And most of all to God Almighty who inspired me and guided me along the way and that without His help I could have never have finish this.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT………………………………………………………………………3 CHAPTER 1: THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
A. INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………….4
B.STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM………………………………………9
C. SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY…………………………………………….10
D. SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY………………………….10
E. DEFINITION OF TERMS………………………………………………...11 CHAPTER 2: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.1. FOREIGN STUDIES…………………………………………………….12 CHAPTER 3: SUMMARY
CHAPTER 4: DISCUSSION
CHAPTER 5: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, RECOMMENDATION
BIBLIOGRAPHY
BIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTHOR
CURRICULUM VITAE

I. THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
A. INTRODUCTION
“Cowardice is the worst human offense” was uttered by Yeshuah Ha-Nostri in the Chapter 2 of The Master and Margarita to Pontius Pilate. When we think about it, it is when in fear that we are inhibited, we tend to hide from the truth or tend to keep the truth in itself. It drives one to commit immoral things in order to butter things up. But are we prepared to receive the backlash of such action, that impulsivity and end up suffering more than we ought to take? Sometimes people end up magnifying the suffering itself, the guilt and remorse that comes with it for if it weren’t for the cowardice that had took over, such dreadful circumstance might have been evaded.

Cowardice is part of every person’s life, yet the choice of overcoming or neglecting such is what makes one’s life roll. Is it in feeling fear or in letting fear consume one’s being can one be considered as taking offense? Or is it in hiding behind it the worst of all? Drowning in fear, when considering it psychiatric nursing leaves one person immobile depending on the level of anxiety the person is in. It depends on how heavy a load of stressors that person is carrying and facing every moment of his life. Incapability to overcome such stressors due to maladaptive responses leaves a person defenseless and therefore necessitating assistance from an external force for the internal battle of the individual had already been lost. The dread of losing one’s control of his whole being is so great that only time knows how one can return to the previous state. For the saddening truth of letting it take over is the comfort of madness that one succumb to in order to protect oneself from further damage the fear itself had cause. Serving as a nestling cocoon, being trapped in one’s own world is a sanctuary against the harsh consequences of reality. Does one take offense then? It can be said that one has no choice at all for there are always external forces outside of human control that are always threatening to subdue each human being in this world. There are times that it is just too much of force and pressure that it becomes suffocating and overbearing and the choice left is the inevitable direction of cowardice thus, cowering in one’s own shell once...
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