The Sea Inside; part two
The Sea Inside and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly have many similarities. For one, they are both stuck inside bodies that can’t do what their perfectly working minds want them to. Although The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is much more severe, they both are quadriplegics. They also both find a need to write in their situation. Whether it was in poems like The Sea Inside or a book, they express themselves. Both characters have a difficult time remembering the past, but for different reasons. Bauby didn’t like remembering the past because he took his health for granted. On the other hand, Ramon didn’t like remembering the past because he missed all the adventures he used to take. I found that The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was more powerful because it was his thoughts while in this condition instead of about trying to die. I found it deeper to hear their perspective on the condition and what he would do daily, think about, and dream about to keep himself occupied.