Illness as Metaphor

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Sontag argues against the use of illness as metaphor. The Author of this Book is Susan Sontag She states her main point on the first page of this long essay : "The most truthful way of regarding illness--and the healthiest way of being ill--is one most purified of, most resistant to, metaphoric thinking. Array ISBN . " Tuberculosis and cancer serve as her two central examples of the human tendency to use metaphoric thinking about illness.

Lady Susan

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Austen's "most wicked tale," Lady Susan is a short epistolary novel by Jane Austen, possibly written in 1794 but not published until 1871. Lady Susan is a selfish, attractive woman, who tries to trap the best possible husband while maintaining a relationship with a married man. She subverts all the standards of the romantic novel; she has an active role, she's not only beautiful but intelligent and witty, and her suitors are significantly younger