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Self Respect

By | June 2013
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Ms.Alford
English lll
14,May,2013
Self-Respect- Joan Didion
"Self-respect is a a discipline, a habit of mind that can never be faked but can be developed, trained, coaxed forth. Self-respect has nothing to do with the approval of others who are deceived easily enough; has nothing to do with reputation, it's something people with courage can do without. " The person taking place in "The Great Gatsby" are Daisy, And the two people in a ‘’A raisin in the sun’’ are Walter Younger And Mama Younger They learn by Making responsiblity, learning from mistakes, and controlling emotions. Theres a difference between your Self-being and self-respect. "Joan Didion"explores the meaning of self respect. A person who has self respect for him or hers respects others. Respect comes in many different ways. It can be from how one person is taught as growing, earned or derived from family members. Didion’s essay shows us the may form of respect and throughout her writing she portrays various scenarios to define self respect. A person who does not have self respect does not respect others usually this person has low self-esteem. When a person have low self-esteem, on the outside the person looks tough and unapproachable this is because to hide the insecurities of his or hers inside as Didion said “without self respect is to be unwilling audience of one to an interminable documentary that details one’s failing”. As a society we can be pre-judgmental when we see a person disrespect him or herself we assume that they might not have a good role model or live in a positive environment. The cause of a person’s distraction of self disrespect is associated with behavioural, emotional and family issue most people who grow up with this type of behavior lack self respect. Self-respect is another quality entirely. Where self-esteem is entirely egotistical, requiring that the world should pay court to oneself whatever oneself happens to be like or do, and demands nothing of the person who...
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