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Memories We Lost and Other stories ED. Chris WanjalaChildren are imprisoned by mental ailments because of superstitious beliefs of those around them. Write an essay...

      

Memories We Lost and Other stories ED. Chris Wanjala
Children are imprisoned by mental ailments because of superstitious beliefs of those around them. Write an essay in support of the above statement drawing illustrations from Lidudumalingani Mqombothi’s story Memories We Lost.

  

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Francis
MEMORIES WE LOST
Introduction
In the story, Memories We Lost, those affected by mental diseases may continue suffering if the condition is considered demonic. This is demonstrated in the life of the girl who was suffering from schizophrenia. (Any other relevant introduction)

Content
i) The first attack is said to come out of nowhere, as ghosts do. It is stated that every time the girl is attacked by the ‘thing’, she returned altered, unrecognizable as if two people were trapped inside her. p. 10-11
ii) The victim is subjected to ritualistic practices meant to cure her. She had been through many rituals and church sermons, and nothing had changed. p. 14-16
iii) The villagers shout insults to the thing because it remained mysterious to them. The elders even kept referring this thing as the devil’s work and demons. The mother was prompted to question God why he gave the thing to her daughter. p.15
iv) There is a plan to take the girl to Nkunzi who was known for ‘baking people’. He claimed to be baking the demons and the patient would recover from the burns a week later. p.17
v) The girl is taken to sangomas who gave her bottles of medication. Unfortunately she did not recover. p.13

Conclusion
In conclusion, ignorance due to the belief in evil spirits may worsen an illness which can be easily managed through love, care and understanding. (Any other relevant conclusion)
francis1897 answered the question on November 22, 2022 at 06:46


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