Schizophrenia In Steve Lopez's The Soloist

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Schizophrenia: one of many types of mental illnesses that is able to stretch and mold one’s inner mind and emotions to monstrous proportions. Imagine the person that holds your affection the most, a spouse, a family member, a close friend, anyone, now imagine that person writhing with anger to an extreme extent within the confines of their own mind. Behavior such as that of schizophrenia is what columnist Steve Lopez tries to describe in his novel, The Soloist. And the character of the mentally ill Nathaniel Ayers, for instance, is not only the main reflection for Lopez’s interaction with a schizophrenic mind, but is only a part of what the novel has to deliver to the reader. In a brief summary, the entire novel consists of Steve Lopez: columnist
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