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Ordinary People

Summary: In the book Ordinary People, by Judith Guest, Conrad Jarrett was placed in the hospital after attempting suicide. Conrad's older brother Jordan was killed in a boating accident the year before. Jordan and Conrad were on a boating trip in choppy water when the accident happened. Conrad was able to hang onto the boat and Jordan could not. As a result, Jordan drowned.
"It's a very far-out act of self-preservation, do you get that, Con? And you were right. Nobody needs you to be Buck. It's okay to just be you." This was spoken by Doctor Berger in the book Ordinary People. This quote means that you don't have to be someone else just because you think they are better than you. You should be your self and everyone will like you for who you are.

In the book Ordinary People, Conrad Jarrett was placed in the hospital after attempting suicide. Conrad's older brother Jordan was killed in a boating accident the year before. Jordan and Conrad were on a boating trip in choppy water when the accident happened. Conrad was able to hang onto the boat and Jordan could not. As a result, Jordan drowned. This caused Conrad's suicidal depression, because he blamed himself for Jordan's death. After Conrad is...

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