Script (essay form)as you are the author of novel “Cold Mountain” speaking at a festival about positive psychology, accounting for the pertinence of the novel to this outlook.

Define and examine three qualities of self-reliance1 by comparing and contrasting two characters’ reactions to their circumstances.(Ada and Goatwoman)

Reflect on how you as the author see links between the characters’ experiences of self-reliance and the attributes of positive psychology2.