All Over by Guy De Maupassant

Topics: Mind, Emotion / Pages: 5 (1777 words) / Published: May 15th, 2014
English 201-
October 16, 2013
The Mirror
A long time ago the difference between perception and reality was defined as the act of understanding in contrast to the act of being real. Reality could be tricky; most of us including myself depending on scenarios of our lives tend to give in to ideas which are not applicable to reality as a whole. The best example of this is written in the short story “All Over” by Guy de Maupassant. In which his main character Lormerin is very self conscious and narcissistic also Lise de Vance, a former old love plays a big role in hurting Lormerin ego and opening his eyes by showing him, his real self. Many would say that when reality knocks it could be harsh and confusing. In the next couple of paragraphs I want to show how my understanding of reality can be applied to the short story previously mentioned. Every day life brings so many unexpected moments of which we dream of but never really happen, this is where we draw the line for reality and perception of a perfect to be situation. Reality is in the eyes of the beholder and no one can really change that, all of us are born dreamers. When things get out of hand and reality hits, this is where people suffer. Why do we suffer? We suffer because we give too much or expect too much and not everyone has the same ideals when returning the favor. Also, some events might be trifling to some but extremely important to others.

We, as human beings are very sensitive and constantly looking for affection and acceptance, this being one of the main reasons of why we suffer. It is very important to understand that reality has to do with the way we think and feel about ourselves, there are a lot of emotions involved. Self esteem plays a big role in why and what makes us suffer because in reality we choose who to let in our lives, but it should be noted that those close relatives are the ones that cause the most damage. If I was to ask, what is real? What are the possible answers for

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