“Depression doesn’t just steal the depressed person’s capacity for joy. It throws its mantle over everything he has ever done and everything he could ever do. The depressed person dies not to save himself from the world but to save the world from himself. In this case the word depression makes clear sense; he is pressed down, forever.”


In this quote, Sarah makes a strong rhetorical point about depression. She begins the quote by providing a kind of laundry list, almost generic explanation of what it means to feel and have depression, the language is sedating in a way; then at the end she adds a deep freshness to it all by making her point by using the the word depression.

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