Hi, I need help with essay on Run River by Joan Didion. Paper must be at least 1500 words. Please, no plagiarized work!
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This essay discusses that Martha McClellan drowns herself at the Sacramento River which became the cause of her death. Constant competition with Lily and the other females in the novel seemed to have pressured her daily life. She was dumped by Channing for another woman who would give him more social power and greater social stature. Then she was the one who introduced her sister-in-law to Channing who became lovers as well.
A person has a tendency to be withdrawn to other people who either intimidate them or are not in good terms with them. If there was only an opportunity for these 2 women to talk about what is happening, they could have coexisted with each other and have spared not just the life of Martha, but also of Ryder and Everett.
In conclusion, people keep their silence most of the time and endure what they are feeling to themselves. It is like torturing their emotions and killing it slowly. This should not happen. Life is too beautiful for it to be lived with unhappiness and sorrow. There is more into living than money, power and social stature. The family is the basic building block of the society and therefore, should be the source of happiness for a person. It should not be the one who will ruin the person in the process. Everybody is equal and has the same rights and privileges. If people will be vocal towards what they are feeling or experiencing, tragic events would be avoided and lives would be spared from being sacrificed. A person’s happiness should not be the cause of another’s sorrow.