Ordinary People By Judith Guest

Ordinary People
Ordinary People
Ordinary People Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. His mother is a meticulously orderly p
Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni Don't Get Too Close Ordinary People by Judith Guest is a well written novel that takes you through the life of a typical upper class American family. The main character in the book is Conrad Jarret. He is the son of Calvin and Beth Jarret. Conrad also had a deceased brother Buck who was killed in a tragic boating accident. This brings us to the reoccurring theme throughout the book. The lack of intimacy in Conrad's life is portrayed throughout the book. Bucks tragic death has caused