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Unformatted text preview: his audience that there is no need to feel guilty for gloom, and that it is a crucial part of every day life. Americans obsession with happiness may in fact be a recipe for delusion (225). Throughout the essay, Wilson fails to distinguish between sadness and depression. Response Stalte 1 The reader had high expectations to this essay prior to reading with hopes that Wilson would educate his audience on melancholy more rather than focusing on how the sadness has improved individual lives. The essay would be far more interesting if it had included a study of a large amount of people, and maybe even bring in some scientific evidence. Each person is different; although melancholy may have had a positive impact on a few individuals, it does not mean that others have seen any positives in their melancholia. Throughout the writing, the authors style really catches the readers attention. Wilson leans towards the positives of melancholy, rather than the negatives....
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course ENGLISH 100 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Montgomery CC.
- Spring '11