“They talked about her as if she weren’t sitting in the wing chair, a few feet away. They talked about her in front of her as if she were deaf. They talked about her, in front of her, without including her, as if she has Alzheimer’s disease” (225)
This passage is from the book Still Alice which I used a lot in my essay. To give you a quick idea what is going on, Alice is a Harvard professor and a research scientist and devoted her whole life to get to this point in time. She is in her late forties and has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. With this said I chose this passage because I felt that it included everything that represents memory and identity lost. It was her husband and her sister who was talking about her and that she needs to quit her job and other things in her life. In this passage she disassociates herself from realty and uses the word her instead of me. She feels that everything is taking that makes up who she is, is being taking away from her and she does not have a choice. But yet she only has early signs and is still capable of making choices for herself. Reading this passage instantly made me just sad and depressed it really hit me hard that the fact she didn’t name herself like she was no longer living.
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