Abortion and Psychological Withdraw
Abortion and Psychological Withdraw

Abortion and Psychological Withdraw

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“Flies on the Ceiling” is a short story written by James Hernandez (Hernandez and Gilbert 61). This story describes Izzy’s experience in Mexico; she fled to Mexico after performing an abortion. While in Mexico, she is involved in a relationship with a man and his son and haunted by her past. This revelation changed her into a freaky supernatural where she was having visions of the devil; she always talked of death while dressed in black. This paper describes how the author of the story says about abortion.

James Hernandez describes how abortion causes psychological withdraw. Psychological withdraw involves results from the experience where the woman’s standard defense mechanism is overwhelmed, and she ends up feeling helpless and depressed, many of them suffers self-hatred. No matter the reason for aborting or the size or gestation the guilt of terminating the pregnancy causes

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trauma, loss of self-esteem and depression.

Izzy suffered nervous breakdown due to abortion and divorce; she had visions and surreal imagery. Nervous breakdown is a mental disorder caused by stress, anxiety, or fear. A woman-experiencing breakdown suffers guilt, disturbing dreams and inability to perform her normal routine. Abortion has a significant impact on relationships as well as personal health. A parent-child relationship is also affected by either guilt of having failed the parents or rejection by parents, according to the author, Izzy went to Mexico after shaming her family she could not bear that shame (Hernandez and Gilbert 63). Abortion guilt leads to intimacy relationship failure, when Izzy started seeing visions she could not continue with her relationship.

To conclude, the author describes emotional effect of abortion and divorce. The psychological breakdown is a major side effect of abortion and divorce as outlined by the story, which affects the regular performance of an individual.

Work cited

  • Hernandez, Jaime, and Gilbert Hernandez. Flies on the Ceiling. Vol. 9. Fantagraphics Books, 2003.
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