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  • This Guilt Engenders In Conrad Feelings
    1,608 words
    Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. His mother is a meticulously orderly person who, Jared...
  • Conrad's And Mother's Relationship
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    In the film "ORDINARY PEOPLE" the complex relationship types between the main character Conrad his parents and psychiatrist not only portrays an example of a disfunctional family but also conceals the in depth message of the different elements that makes up a relationship. Although the relationship examples of this film varies by type, but these relationship all share the common elements such as the level of trust, intimacy, attitude of verbal and non verbal communications towards each other, wh...
  • Ordinary Mother
    684 words
    Matt Santo Period 3 March 14, 1997 Significance The significance of the title Ordinary People is that it is ironic because there are not ordinary people in the book. It does not correspond with the novel itself. As defined in Websters Dictionary, ordinary means usual, common, or normal. To most people, this is what they think they are. However, in the book being unordinary is common for most of the characters. The author of this book, Judith Guest, probably titled this book Ordinary People to ma...
  • Calvin Acts Like A Mother Towards Conrad
    700 words
    The Jarrett's have always believed themselves to be ordinary people, but after their firstborn son, Jordan 'Buck' Jarrett drowns and their second born son, Conrad, attempts suicide their whole world is turned upside-down. When Conrad comes home from his mental institution he feels that things have changed. Conrad's relationship with his parents has changed. Depression is an important theme in this book. It is present constantly, and may bring the reader into a saddened state, but this is necessa...
  • Conrad's Suicide Attempt
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    The Jarrett's' have always believed themselves to be ordinary people, but after a their firstborn son, Jordan 'Buck' Jarrett, drowns and their second born son, Conrad, attempts suicide their whole world is turned upside-down. When Conrad comes home from his mental institution he feels that things have changed. Conrad's relationship with his parents has changed. The relationship that Conrad has with his parents change throughout the novel and are shaky all the way to the last page. When Conrad fi...
  • Beginning Of The Novel Con
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    In the novel Ordinary People, by Judith Guest, many people affect Conrad. Three people that have an affect on him are his father, mother and therapist. Conrad goes through significant changes by the way he has been affected. In the beginning of the novel Con had just returned from the hospital for attempting suicide. Right off the bat Con finds it hard to wake up in the morning because he is afraid that anxiety and failure will be waiting for him. He makes himself think of reasons to get out of ...

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