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Form Versus Chaos We are all acute schizophrenics. Consider Anna at Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook: Anna as mom, Anna as activist, Anna as author, as well as Anna as enthusiast combine to Make an Anna more complete than each individual element. Alone, every component breaks down the entirity of Anna, in a practice of self-alienation. We, too, are an amalgamation of our adventures and a number of personalities, yet to deny any part of ourselves, even the fragments, will be to deny our entire being. Seduced by anarchy at a universe where "everything's dividing," we have to find our own reality, a balance between our fragmentation and also the totality of our presence (even1). As in Gilman's "Yellow Wallpaper," an inert, threatening insanity lurks around us, perpetuated by the existence of another. We are basically defined by the way we seem to be, through our relationships with different individuals. Using the keyhole incident in Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness as an example: "pity...is your recognition of the fact that I'm really that object which the Other is considering and judging" (350). The Other silently redefines our character till we are completely objectified as the projection of another's awareness, itself completely obliterated--a rupture inside the fabric of our individuality. That is why "guy is characterized by his connection to the world and from his connection to myself " (Sartre BN 347). We become only a shadow of this Other's consciousness, written by the Other's freedom--that the in-itself closing on the for-itself. I will remain as a consciousness, oblivious of my being until the existence of another complicates the situation, establishing a contingency based on the Other's subjectivity. Such objectification threatens my independ...