The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life Setting & Symbolism

Robert Goolrick
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Varices

Varices is a disease of the liver where it can no longer process alcohol. As a result, there is a backup of blood into the throat and stomach, where it causes anemia.

Dementia

Dementia is a condition where the ill individual begins to forget things, people, and places and has difficultly communicating with others.

Berry Aneurysm

A berry aneurysm is a congenital weakness of a blood vessel in the brain, which can rupture, causing death.

Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a disease in which a person is physically, mentally, and emotionally addicted to alcohol. Goolrick's mother and father were both alcoholics. Goolrick also is an alcoholic.

Pousse-Cafe

A pousse-cafe is a mixture of liquors that do not blend well due to density, thereby making a rainbow of alcohol.

Anhedonia

Anhedonia is the inability to experience pleasure.

Cutting

Cutting is a form of self-mutilation that involves the cutter using sharp...

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