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Mental Illness- The Bell Jar & Girl, Interrupted

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Kayla Hutchinson

on 7 June 2013

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Transcript of Mental Illness- The Bell Jar & Girl, Interrupted

By: Kayla Hutchinson The Bell Jar Girl, Interrupted Thesis I have a few questions for all of you... Info The Bell Jar
Girl, Interrupted Character Takes place in the late 1960s
Auto-biography of the experiences of the author, Susanna Kaysen Info Summary Summary A Deeper Look into Mental Illness Takes place in the late 1950s
Based on the true story of the author, Sylvia Plath Esther Greenwood
Socially awkward This novel takes a look at the rise and fall of the main character and all the things that led to her descent into mental illness. Character Susanna Kaysen
Diagnosed with a Borderline Personality Disorder After Susanna has admitted herself into the hospital she now has to live with other patients battling various disorders also. While also learning to live with her own. The ways in which people are trapped in their mental illness. Areas of Focus Emotionally & Physically
Peers & Society
Symbols (titles) Location Mind Symbols Before institutionalization
During institutionalization
Treatment Style Changes & Effects
Start of loss of self
Society's influence
The Bell Jar Girl, Interrupted Physically, mentally and emotionally trapped "sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air." (Plath) Painting by Vermeer called, 'Girl Interrupted at her music' "Interrupted at her music: as my life had been, interrupted in the music of being seventeen... What life could recover from that?" (Kaysen) Research Conducted Articles
Literary Essays All in different ways prove that mental illness traps its patients’ mind and body. The Bell Jar Girl, Interrupted Focused on the events before her descent into mental illness
Behavior needed to get out Thorough description of life in an asylum
Interactions with other patients Final Statement Overview
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