In relation to Davis ' "Constructing Normalcy: The Bell Curve, the novel, and the Invention of the Disabled Body in the Nineteenth Century," Daphne Scholinski 's memoir The Last Time I Wore A Dress highlights the idea anything outside of what is seen as normal is seen as an illness, particularly in her case, a mental illness. In The Last Time I Wore A Dress, Scholinski recounts her experience in a mental hospital for three years, and the events surrounding her institutionalization. Growing up, Daphne deals with a careless mother, an abusive father, and the battles with finding her identity as a female. The fact that Daphne does not resemble the typical female has caused her to stand out. Her psychiatrist diagnoses her with Gender Identity Disorder, which Daphne believe is her main reason behind being in a mental hospital, as well as many other disorders.
She thought Esther’s suicide attempt and disappearance were fascinating, and she ended up doing things intentionally so that she would get sent to the same private treatment center Esther was in for a time. Joan ended up dying by suicide shortly before Esther did. Esther’s depression was also shown to affect Buddy Willard. Since both his significant relationships, Joan and Esther, ended in psychiatric stays and worse, Buddy comes to visit Esther one day feeling very guilty. While there, he asks her with complete seriousness: “Do you think there’s something in me that drives women crazy?” (Plath, 1971, p. 237).
These three characters are connected to each other in a complicated love triangle which in the end causes Dick a lot of heartache. From this novel, we can learn and see that being ruthless and irrational will eventually lead us to disappointment. Dick is a world renowned psychologist who is intelligent and ambitious. He works in a clinic in Switzerland and this is where he meets Nicole Diver, a woman who seeks help from him after being raped by her father. The tragedy that struck her affects her deeply physically and mentally causing her to suffer from schizophrenia, a mental disorder that makes it difficult to tell the difference between a real life experience and an unrealistic imagination.
Unfortunately, David had a car accident with his estranged former lover. Julianna died, but David got back his life with a dreadful face. It was quite impossible for him to accept this reality, which affected his personal life and relationship with Sophia. Consequently, he became psychologically disordered and suffocated Sophia but he thought that he killed Juilanna. The whole story was told by David to court psychologist Dr. McCabe in a prison cell who helped him to realize the reality and afterward found that he was in cryogenic sleep.
Terrible incidents continue to follow Billy such as the loss of his wife in a car accident and later survived an airplane crash with heavily injures in his head. Surviving a terrible war and terrible postwar experiences made Billy spend some time in a mental hospital and all of a sudden he began talking about his imaginary race Tralfamadorian. In a mental hospital Billy socializes with another patient, Eliot Rosewater, a repeated character of Vonnegut’s previous novel God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, where he is introduces to the works of the science-fiction writer Kilgore Trout especially with the novel The Big Board, which creates out the scenario of his later adventures on Tralfamadore. In Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut leaves the reader decide the implication of the science fiction in his novel whether it is used as a strategic means to remove attention from the horror of Dresden atrocity or it is simply a product of schizophrenic mind of his character to flee from harsh reality to a fantastic
Rational: The principal purpose of this written work is to depict the views of Nurse Ratched on the situation on her psychiatric ward which is the main location of Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.” Nurse Ratched, the leading antagonist of the story, is the head administrative nurse in the psychiatric hospital; moreover, she is known among the patients as a cold, heartless tyrant. Using old-fashioned and prohibited methods – such as electroshock therapy and lobotomy – she pacifies the patients, stimulatingly seriously harming their health. Throughout the action of the novel, three patients die: Charles Cheswick commits a suicide, Billy Babbit is found dead in the swimming pool, and Randle McMurphy is suffocated by another
Other than in Hamlet, the title characters of Romeo and Juliet kill themselves at the end of their tragic love story, and in Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is implied to have taken her own life. Shakespeare’s use of suicide or ambiguous suicide in the case of Ophelia and Lady Macbeth, caused exploration and discourse by readers into how the suicides were caused or how they could have been avoided. Deep topics such as suicide always create discussion; in a modern form, the Netflix show ‘13 Reasons Why’, centered on the suicide of a teenage girl created a massive controversy about how it should be portrayed or how an audience may be influenced by the ingestion of the media’s take on it. Use of tragic matters like suicide intentionally or unintentionally create a reaction from a reader or a discussion to form concerning the use of it. For a
Spellbound follows a female psychiatrist named Dr. Constance Peterson at a mental hospital who is considered by her fellow doctors as one of the best. When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a that hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, he begins to behave very strangely, and soon Constance discovers that he is not who he claims to be. He is actually an impostor, suffering from a serious case of amnesia. His real name is John Ballantyne, and all of the circumstantial evidence indicates that he was the patient of the missing Dr. Edwardes and maybe he is the murderer. Constance and John fall in love, and she is convinced that her lover is innocent.
No Country for Old Men has one important theme as fate. This paper looks at several instances and scenes that justify fate in this movie. Anton Chigurh serves as death and fate in the movie. Carla Jean is seen pleading for her life in the hands of Chigurh who threatens that her life was over when she came into it. Carla has faced the tragedy of her husband, Moss, and later her mother also succumbs to cancer.
Chief Bromden, the narrator of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, has been a paranoid-schizophrenic patient in the psychiatric hospital as he suffers from hallucinations and delusions. Everyone believes that he is deaf and dumb, although this is merely an act on his part that he has kept up due to the fear of huge conglomeration. Nurse Ratched is a nurse who runs the ward with harsh and systemized rules for the mental patients. For an example of what happens in the daily life of patient in her ward, she encourages the patients to attack each other in their most vulnerable places, shaming them during daily meetings, which she concludes as “therapy”. In any case patient rebels against the rules set by her, he is sent to receive electroshock treatments.