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Maggie Nelson
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I understand many people write for therapy--one's own.
-- Jane (Beginning paragraph 1)

Importance: The purpose of Jane's diary and journals is revealed, as she writes to expel thoughts from her mind since she is emotionally withdrawn.

Is this the light of the mind? Is this the light of my mind?
-- Anonymous Female Character (The Light of the Mind (Four Dreams) paragraph 1)

Importance: In the dream sequence, the Nelson surrogate wonders about the hole in her head and the light coming from it, which symbolizes the opportunity presented to her for enlightenment and investigation.

I invent her, then, as a woman emerging from the sea.
-- Nelson (Figment paragraph 1)

Importance: Without access to the actual woman or a substantial source of information about her, Nelson invents a version of Jane in her head, one that she can communicate with and around whom she bases her investigation.

Well Jane,/ he says, I think I'll have/ another cup of coffee.
-- Mr. Holder (Figment paragraph 1)

Importance: Jane's father and Nelson's grandfather confuses his granddaughter for his daughter, indicating that the ghost...

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