Escapism is one way to run away from harsh realities. Explain in context to the poem. (Amanda)
It is true that people take the path of escapism to run away from harsh realities. In the poem, Amanda’s parents, specially her mother, keeps instructing Amanda all the time. Amanda’s mother’s intention may be to discipline her daughter and make her a mature person but very frequent checking and instructing using so many don’ts, leave no space for Amanda. To run away from this harsh reality, Amanda starts to indulge in her own fantasy world. She adheres to a defence mechanism where she imagines herself to be free and without parents so that there is no nagging. Amanda drifts into an imaginary situation to escape from the harsh realities of her life.