Foucault writes, “…writing about oneself appears clearly in its relationship of complementarity with reclusion: it palliates the dangers of solitude; it offers what one has done or thought to a possible gaze; the fact of obliging oneself to write plays the role of a companion by giving rise to the fear of disapproval and to shame” (1). Foucault, from this statement, is proposing that writing is a method for self-thinking and self-reflection. In this quote, he writes of an individual writing about themselves and also writing creatively in the form of plays. Foucault writes of three different analogies: notebooks and community aesthetic, practice of askesis, and lastly writing as spiritual combat. Overall, Foucault believes in writing and expression through written art as means of self-reflection and thinking while also connecting spirituality and community ties.