Suicide and Predicament: Life is a Predicament

Suicide and Predicament: Life is a Predicament

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"Suicide and Predicament: the medical model of suicide is incomplete" takes a broad view of suicide. It argues that a large proportion of people who suicide do not have a mental disorder, and ...
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Pp. 19-31 (13)

Saxby Pridmore


Many westerners view suicide as having a place in other cultures, but not in their own. The place of suicide in eastern cultures is briefly mentioned. The suicide of historical western figures (Ajax, Pyramus and Thisbe, Lucretia, Cato, Judas, Anthony and Cleopatra, Seneca, Cordelia and Boudica) is described. Their stories are traced over time through fine art, music and literature to the present. Western culture is currently shaped with suicide being an option in response to shame, anger, protest and sorrow and grief.


University of Tasmania Australia.