Ordinary People Essay | Student Essay

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Ordinary People - Finding Out Who You Are

Summary: Discusses the novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest. Explores the theme of self acceptance. Focuses on the character of Conrad. Demonstrates how he was trying to find out who he was but needed the help of other people like Dr. Berger, who talked to him about is problems, Jeannine, who gave him the meaning of belonging, and Calvin, who tried to help him out.

Do you want to know who you really are?

"Our entire life, with our fine moral code and our precious freedom, consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are."

-Jeanne Anouilh-

What Jeanne Anouilh is trying to say is that every person's life, their morals and their freedom has to do with self acceptance. Ordinary People, by Judith Guest mentions self-acceptance. When one is searching for oneself the only way to resolution is acceptance of oneself with the help of other people.

The main character Conrad, is trying to find out who he is with the help of other people. One of those people is Dr. Berger, his psychiatrist, talks through his problems. Jeannine, who is Con's friend, gives him a sense of belonging. Calvin, his Dad tries to help him.

Dr. Berger helps Con by talking through his problems and makes...

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