Back in the 19th century prisons were used to isolate murderers and writers with mental disorders. Zott said “Writer of the early 19th century imagined the prison as a place for the idealized suffering and monastic isolation that were necessary for creativity and growth.” (Zott P6). Writers back then had to be contained in prisons to not harm anyone in the world. Society in the 19th century placed in citizen’s mind that writers and people with mental disorders should be confined. Zott stated “They also acknowledge a certain degree of confinement as a condition of their art” (Zott P5). The article talks about how writers think that because of their art they should be confined. The prisons back then had lots of immovable furniture, which made their madness worse by them being so confined in one area. John S. Bak states again “She is bothered by the immovable bed but gnaws on its leg to free it; and she even remains curiously dispassionate about being shackled with the rings.” (Balk...
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