Monday, June 28, 2010
will o the wisp
In my opinion, Alain was a wise man. Although he had no special abilities to start a "new life" on his own, he was intelligent enough to know that the only way he could really give up drugs was to find someone who inspires him to live life to the fullest. During his lifetime, there was not a single person who stayed by his side regardless of how much trouble he caused. His parents eventually abandoned him, his wife left him, and his friends all turned their backs on him as well. Staying at the institution was not helping him. In fact, in my opinion, this was holding him back. Alain needed to get out in the real world, amongst normal people, and find someone that could push him to live a more respectable life. How could Alain find someone to help him amongst a pool of people who he thought were slightly crazy? Alain was not a very positive man. He knew that his addiction to drugs was the reason as to why everyone was leaving him, but he himself was not strong enough to overcome this. He needed guidance, not from a doctor, but from someone that could ensure him that no matter how difficult things became, that they would always be by his side. Eventually when Alain really felt that no one could help him, he committed suicide. Although drugs was the start of Alains life falling apart, I believe in the end, it was his lack of confidence. Even when Alain was young and attractive, he thought he was not good enough for his wife. He was popular amongst the ladies; however, he was always scared that one day women would no longer find him attractive. However, I believe his constant worrying about being alone one day was what really ruined Alain. If Alain knew that he did not always have to rely on someone and that he was fully in charge of his own life, I believe he could have given up drugs, found a job, and become a better person.