In Frank’s (1995) chapter, “Illness as a Call for Stories,” he asserts that ill
In Frank’s (1995) chapter, “Illness as a Call for Stories,” he asserts that illness narratives play two main functions: first, stories serve to repair the damage that illness has done to the ill person’s sense of self and, second, narratives are “a way of redrawing maps and finding new destinations” (53). (a) Apply your understanding of Frank’s ideas to Lorde’s drama of illness according to her chapters. Think, how writing about her cancer might have helped Lorde repair her damaged self? (b) Finally, imagine in what way V. Woolf would be very pleased with Lorde’s memoir.