"Girl, Interrupted" Analytical Essay by Peerless

"Girl, Interrupted"
A look at the book "Girl, Interrupted" by Susan Kaysen.
# 5481 | 769 words | 0 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in Literature (American) , Psychology (Disorders) , English (Analysis)

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An analysis of the book "Girl, Interrupted" by Susan Kaysen which tells about the author's stay in a mental hospital for a period of one and a half years. The writer claims that the book is funny and has a humorous side to it, but due to its nature has an underlying element of caution. The paper looks at the information that is missing from the novel to make this a true autobiography.

From the Paper:

"In Girl, Interrupted, the author Susanna Kaysen talks about her year and a half in a “mental hospital.” The language is alternately funny, quirky, or brutally strong, but always shows remarkable insight into at least some facets of herself. The topic she avoids facing throughout the book is why she was there. She was a “voluntary admission,” although she was obviously under great pressure from both family and the psychiatrist who admitted her. She acknowledges that she made a suicide attempt, although she saved herself by getting herself to a public area where she collapsed."

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