In William Styron's Darkness Visible, what relationships seem to be supportive or unsupportive for the people involved? How do those relationships play out as they deal with their mental health challenges? How is symbol or metaphor operating in the work? What do those symbols or metaphors seem to mean for the people involved, and what meaning do they hold for us as readers? What meaning or power do voices have in the work? These voices could be present in consensus reality or only heard by the person or character, and they may be implied, suggested, or hinted.

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What relationships seem to be supportive or unsupportive for the characters or actual people involved?

This question asks you to focus on the relationships between the characters in the work. First, identify the characters and then think about how they connect to one another; are they friends, or lovers, or relatives, or work colleagues, for example? Once you know what kind of relationship you're dealing with, you can decide if you think the relationship is supportive for one of the characters involved or unsupportive.

How do those relationships play out as these personages deal with their mental health challenges?

This question asks you to look at the impact of a character's mental health issues on their...

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