The Hand By Marianne Villanueva

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"The more you rationalize, the more you move farther away from your authentic self." These words of Shannon L. Alder perfectly describe the situation of the character, Teresa, in the short story "The Hand" by Marianne Villanueva. Teresa's superego led her to her destruction. Based on the story, the character Teresa encountered many problems throughout her life starting from her failed marriage to the hand that continues to haunt her emotions and judgement. The hand in particular is the main struggle that is affecting Teresa's life. What exactly is "The Hand"? The hand is an image created by her pre-conscious that is the result of all her life struggles. The memories of her unloving husband, the car accident, and the memories of her once happy

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