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How does William Styron experience marginality because of his mental illness in...

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aideloje | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 9, 2013 at 6:29 PM via web

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How does William Styron experience marginality because of his mental illness in Darkness Visible? According to David Welton, what would be an appropriate response to this marginality on the part of the church?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted September 9, 2013 at 9:35 PM (Answer #1)

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One way William experiences marginalization is through the isolation the illness of depression throws him into. As William loses interest in more and more parts of his personal and family life, he withdraws more and more and becomes more and more marginalized as an "other" because of the improbable behaviors his illness forces his family and friends to witness and be confused by.

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