Posted by Sigismund on April 8, 2008, at 21:00:13
In reply to Re: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly » Sigismund, posted by raisinb on April 8, 2008, at 19:42:31
It is *painful*, but I didn't find it depressing.
Once you accept the fact of the stroke, it is not only a triumph of the human spirit, but it has a happy outcome... ie he writes the book, and then mercifully dies.
Are you teaching the book or the film?
I loved the cadences of the book. The bit I remember in particular is the section (this is from memory and may not be right) where he is talking about all the people he has to pray for him and then (I think) he talks about how he the most precious prayers are those of his children. That might not be right, it's a while since I read it.
I don't find it nearly as depressing as going shopping. By which I mean there is meaning there.
Well, there's meaning in shopping too, it's just not what it appears, or so it appears to me.