英国曼彻斯特大学Essay代写：Simone de Beauvoir
Simone de Beauvoir published her short story, “The Woman Destroyed,” in 1967. Like much existentialist literature, it is written in the first person, the story consisting of a series of diary entries written by Monique, a middle-aged woman whose husband is a hard-working doctor and whose two grown up daughters no longer live at home. At the beginning of the story she has just seen her husband off on a flight to Rome where he has a conference. She plans a leisurely drive home and relishes the prospect of being free to do whatever she wants, unconstrained by any family obligations. “I want to live for myself a little,” she says, after all this time.” However, as soon as she hears hat Colette, one of her daughters has the flu, she cuts her vacation short so she can be by her bedside. This is the first indication that after spending so many years devoted to others she will find her new found freedom difficult to enjoy. Back home, she finds her apartment terribly empty, and instead of relishing her freedom she just feels lonely. A day or so later she finds out that Maurice, her husband, has been having an affair with Noellie, a woman he works with. She is devastated.