Several months after declaring himself an artist, Vincent becomes more miserable due to his severe dependence on his brother, Theo. Theo was sending Vincent money and Vincent kept on promising him that he would someday pay Theo back. However, his promise didn't exactly work out and this became a cycle of constant guilt and anger. But, after Vincent moved to Borinage, he emerged transformed. His imagination had been revived and he had decided on an ultimate goal. He wanted to transform his "inner sorrow" into works of art.
I think it's kind of admirable that Vincent vowed to rise up again after suffering so much. I think that with every obstacle we face, we become stronger. I feel like it's important to learn from your mistakes and bad experiences. With every sad moment I have, I try to rise up and learn from my mistakes. When I failed a math test, I was really depressed and disappointed in myself. I was miserable and I felt like I was a failure. But, I ended up learning from that event and I made a promise with myself to study harder. In the end, I learned from my mistakes and I transformed my frustration into hard work. I think it's the same with Vincent. His depression was killing him, but he tried to revive himself and become a new person. After all, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." ...Except the rising up thing doesn't really work out for Vincent and he ends up dying later on, uhh.
But hey, here's the question of the week!: After a big fall, are you able to rise up again?
My reading progress so far:
Annnnnd, I'm done reading! I think this is the last blog post of the assignment, so it was a good run! This book was a 900 page monster and I only read about 200 pages. I really, really procrastinated this week because I was busy worrying about the Macbeth test (which was really hard by the way). How did you guys do on that test?