There are many obstacles which exemplify how Marcus obtains self knowledge about himself; one was between him and his mother, Fiona. Fiona was very controlling over Marcus’ life, and the day-to-day activities in which he engaged. For instance, she chose which type of music he will listen to and what style of clothing he will wear, these controlling factors over Marcus’ life caused him to rebel because he would be shunned from society. As a result of this rebellion, Fiona feels as though she is hated by her only son, which in turn causes her attempted suicide, and opens a brand new door in Marcus’ life. Marcus realizes that even though he may have caused his mother’s death, he must be able to embrace the most miniscule of material thi...
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