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    In the memoir “Girl Interrupted” by Susanna Kaysen, portrays a vivid and dark life of her own experience. From being just a typical 18 year old teenager, she always wanted to resemble a worthy person. Kaysen had a vast troublesome imagination, that has taunt and abuse her internally. Kaysen is an 18 year old girl who is in conflict with her borderline personality disorder, self-image, and insecurities. Kaysen explains through black and white pages about her struggle as a patient diagnose with borderline

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    Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

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    Between character differences and overall structure of the memoir Girl, Interrupted written by Susanna Kaysen, it is difficult to find ways the book is similar to the film. Changing the way Kaysen perceives and shares her story with the audience changes the meaning behind her experiences illustrated throughout the text. Rather than seeing the gritty details of being hospitalized in a mental institution as described in the memoir, James Mangold, the director of the movie, portrays a less abrasive

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    The novel Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen shows the reader what life is like inside of a mental hospital in 1967. In this autobiographical novel, Susanna Kaysen is admitted into McLean Hospital, where she spends two years forced to follow the hospitals strict rules and being subjected to the nurse's constant checks and constant invasions of privacy. The movie was directed by James Mangold in 1999, and while it maintained some of the major elements in the book, several side characters were left

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    GIRL, INTERRUPTED by Susanna Kaysen (New York: Turtle Bay Books, 1993) 1. Author: Susanna Kayson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1948 where she still lives. She is the author of books which are in some parts related to her personal experiences. She worked as a free-lance editor and proof reader until an introduction to an agent set her career in motion. Her novels: The novel that caught the agent's attention, Asa, As I Knew Him, was published in 1987 and people were very interested in it

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    One popular cultural myth about the mentally ill is the archetype of the "Sexy Crazy Girl", which we've seen in movies, comic books, and music. Losing your grip with reality is not a glamorous subject, but that's not what you get from Girl, Interrupted. It is apparent that all the girls in the movie had some type of dysfunctional personality, and bad things happen to some of them, but it just did not seem realistic. First off, most of the patients prtrayed were young, which made the care facility

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    The main character in Susanna Kaysen’s, “Girl, Interrupted” and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s, “The Yellow Wallpaper” are similar in the fact that they both were suppressed by male dominants. Be it therapist or physicians who either aided in their mental deformities or created them. They are similar in the sense that they are both restricted to confinement and must endure life under the watchful eye of overseers. However similar their situations may be, their responses are different. In the stories

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    why hospitals like this can thrive; the only treatment they have is appreciation for the life they take away from a patient. WORKS CITED PAGE Quote #1- Page 21-FREEDOM- Girl, Interrupted Quote #2- Page 80-SECURITY SCREEN-Girl, Interrupted Quote #3 Page 54-CHECKS-Girl, Interrupted Girl, Interrupted- By Susanna Kaysen Copyright 1993 Originally published by Turtle Bay Books, A Division of Random House, INC, NY 1993 Web Pages . www.antipsychiatry.org Article on------- Psychiatry's Electro-convulsive

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    Bridging Two Worlds in Girl Interrupted

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    Bridging Two Worlds in Girl Interrupted Susanna Kaysen's memoir, Girl Interrupted describes Kaysen's struggle to transcend across the boundary that separates her from two parallel universes: the worlds of sanity and insanity, security and vulnerability. In this memoir, Kaysen details her existence as a psychiatric patient diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in a mental institution where time seems circular alongside a parallel universe where time is normally linear. The hospital itself

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    Susanna Kaysen's Journal-Memoir, Girl, Interrupted Sane or normal people have wondered at one time or another what it is like in a hospital that houses the insane. Susanna Kaysen opens the door to the reality and true insanity of being a patient in a mental hospital renowned for famous ex-patients, including Ray Charles Sylvia Plath, and James Taylor in her book, Girl, Interrupted. She stays focused on reality and her idea of perception as well as the friendships she acquires in her two

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    Girl, Interrupted is a memoir written by Susanna Kaysen about her internal struggle with borderline personality disorder and the reality of life in and out of a mental institution. I have noticed extensive differences in how mental illness is displayed through major media outlets and the unfiltered reality from people who have dealt with it first hand. These differences also occurs a great deal in the movie adaptation versus the book; to appeal to a wider audience the movie in linear characters are

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