Self Destruction

Topics: Sociology, Abuse, Short story Pages: 3 (833 words) Published: November 12, 2010

As the years pass by, human being started to behave sometimes against the laws of nature. People started to act in a self-destructive way, such as an abuse relationship, suicide and social suicide. “In human context, self-destructive behavior is a widely used phrase that conceptualizes certain kinds of destructive acts as belonging to the self. It also has the property that it characterizes certain kinds of self-inflicted acts as destructive. The term comes from objective psychology, wherein all apparent self-inflicted harm or abuse toward oneself is treated as a collection of actions, and therefore as a pattern of behavior.” “Acts of "self-destruction" may be merely metaphorical ("social suicide") or literal (suicide). Generally speaking, self-destructive actions may be deliberate, born of impulse, or developed as a habit. The term however tends to be applied toward self-destructions that are potentially habit-forming or addicting, and are thus potentially fatal. “(

In William Faulkner’s short story, “A Rose for Emily”, Faulkner describe two types of self –destruction actions, first is the abusive relationship that the character Emily has with her father and also with the man she loves; second the social suicide, where Emily does not have a heath relationship with the rest of the citizens of the city where she leaves.

During her entire life Emily’s father treated her as she was inferior to men because she is a woman, made her believe that she could not take care of herself, that way she always believed that she needed somebody else to protect her, to tell her what to do. In consequence of Emily’s father abuse, she did not know how to have a healthy relationship with any man, and that was proved in her relationship with Homer Barron, whenever he told her that he was going to leave her, she got desperately and the only solution that she saw was killing him. That way, he could not...
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