The feeling of a soft breeze on my face, forgotten. In ‘Denial’ my aim was to provoke questions such as ‘why is this person in this institution?
The sound of the children in a playground, the smell of the sweetest flowers, forgotten. ’ and ‘what could they have done to get themselves in that state of mind?
They don’t realise how dangerous the outside world is. ‘Sunnyside Mental Care’ they call it, like it’s a ‘special’ place for people who are crazy. It’s not that I don’t like people, some of them in other white boxes seem nice enough.
I may forget things and refuse to talk or trust people but I’m not mental.
Process analysis writing is more than just a set of simple instructions.
As a writer, you must go beyond merely identifying the steps involved and examine that process with an analytical eye.
If I were to continue this extract I maybe would have delved deeper into the narrators mind of how they came to be in the unit and more of their background as Fowles delved into the mind of Clegg and explained to the reader how he came across Miranda and what attracted him to her.
I would also have liked to experiment with the writing technique of the diary entries.
I realised I’m nothing in this universe, just one small flea on the back of an elephant. I don’t have a destiny, never found true love, haven’t had a steady job in years and I know now that I’m the reason the word ‘failure’ is in existence. As the story goes on the character becomes more and more stressed about the facilities and the people that work in the institute referring to the staff and them and they showing that the individual is clearly untrustworthy and cautious.
Sometimes this place is like my own personal hell hole, but other, It’s my idea of heaven. They tell me I’ve done horrible things, unforgivable things so I was brought in here. I wanted to create a character with multiple layers of personality for example, towards the beginning of the Denial I found that the character should be serene and unruffled, calmly explaining some of the feelings they’re experiencing.