Everything you need to understand or teach Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho.
"Veronika Decides to Die" tells the story of a young woman's transformation from despairing would-be suicide to affirmed and then affirming survivor. This book offers an archetypal story of hope, portraying a situation in which joy, freedom, integrity and truth all remain possible under the most challenging and limiting of circumstances. In doing so, the narrative thematically explores the nature of insanity, the importance of living a genuine life, and the threats to individual identity imposed by closed communities and the rules under which they function.
The narrative begins with Veronika's taking four packets of sleeping pills and with a description of her reasons for wanting to end her life and for choosing this particular method of doing so. As she waits for the pills to take effect, Veronika reads an article from a magazine that triggers such a strong reaction in her that she decides to write...
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