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A Life Forsaken Have you ever just had enough Have you ever spiraled completely totally and incomprehensively into a state of apathy Into a resigned conniption The truth is that we all have but very few are able to take it as far as the woman does in Sad as She Onetti uses the woman as a representation of the emotional limits that we as a human race all have Everybody has a boiling point though many people dont realize how or why they arrive at theirs Irrational actions are callously disregarded and the greater concerns for other people are ignored when somebody has reached their limit Onetti gives us a play by play of how peoples rationalities and common sense begin to deteriorate in relation to the events that take place around them Nevertheless each blow each humiliation each penance and joy plunged her deeper into the fullness and sweatiness of summer into the culmination that could only continue as a decline Pg 45 People rarely snap in relation to just one or even a handful of incidents It is the culmination of months years or even an entire lifetime of depression that drives people to madness People show warning signs of this happening the first of which is usually carelessness or apathy towards things that people would normally have held sacred This is apparent in the woman in the beginning of the story by her fathers broken promises So the little girl learned that there is no word for tomorrow never nothing permanence and peace Pg37 Here we see the little girls mind being forged into an instrument of mistrust Another cause for her mistrust was the affair that her husband was engaging in This slowly took its toll on the woman and though she never said anything about it it slowly ate away at her She also suspects that her husband is destroying the garden to injure her This might possibly
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