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Unformatted text preview: .EI 85% E} Documents E 5/5 Q -l— 12:22 AM Sun Dec1 "5" CI} 4 Neddyjs perception of alcohol can be perceived from when he leaves Mrs. Moran} house. The author states, “His legs felt rubbery and ached at the joints...The worst of it was the cold in his bones and the feeling that he might never be warm again (Cheever 609)”. In often cases, humans lack of warmth can be adjusted with a blanket, heater, etc. However this is not the case for Neddy, the author states, “...Whiskey would warm him... (Cheever 609)”. Neddy feels warmth and comfort when he is confronted by whisky because in his perception, it is the only substance which can restore him to his normal self. In Ngddyjs life, alcohol is portrayed as a medication which can help him both physically and mentally. Neddyjs misconception of alcohol drives him into a mental state of solitary confinement rather than to his normal warm self. He also joins this land of confinement by ignoring and dismissing all of his problems. He does this by using alcohol as fuel to “swim” from pool to pool away from his reality. As Neddy abuses alcohol throughout his journey, he only worsens his condition by not acknowledging his current events. From a lack of acknowledgement, he situates himself in a state of denial and this denial results into him being “locked” in mental state of confinement where he can not move on in life. Alcohol fuels Neddy throughout the journey and at his finals destination, he escapes his fantasy of having no problems in life. Therefore, he is confronted with his reality which frees him from his mental confinement. The author exemplifies this by him lacking possession of alcohol at his final destination. All in all, both Sonny and Ngddy use drugs to make themselves feel better and more positive about themselves. They both have a misconception about the use of narcotics. Sonny believes that it makes him have control over his life whereas, Neddy believes it provides him 580 words ...
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