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    Ultimate portrait of isolation

    Could you please help me to explain the meaning "the ultimate portrait of isolation" in the following sentence:

    "The notion of a conscious person treated as not conscious - to me that is the ultimate portrait of isolation"

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    Re: Ultimate portrait of isolation

    Quote Originally Posted by yuheci View Post
    Could you please help me to explain the meaning "the ultimate portrait of isolation" in the following sentence:

    "The notion of a conscious person treated as not conscious - to me that is the ultimate portrait of isolation"

    Thank you so much for your help.

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    Imagine being completely conscious, but paralysed and completely unable to communicate. Such a person is isolated - to such an extent that it would be difficult to imagine a better illustration of isolation.
    "the ultimate portrait" = the quintessential image

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    Re: Ultimate portrait of isolation

    Now I understand. Many Thanks!

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