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Insanity: A Little Victorian and Georgian mixed with Wutheri

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Kayla Trevino

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Transcript of Insanity: A Little Victorian and Georgian mixed with Wutheri

The End!
the state of being seriously mentally ill. The condition of being insane; a derangement of the mind.
Georgian Era: What it Meant to be Insane
Women were considered to be more vulnerable to go mad.
a diseased soul.
Considered to be touched/possessed by the devil.
A disgrace to society.
Diagnosis, Asylums, and Treatments
strange behavior, depression, hallucinations, hearing voices, etc.
taken to a hospital by family member or caretaker.
treated like animals.
Trephination, Chains, Locked up, "The Chair"
Bethlehem Royal Hospital 1330-today.
Chapter 3
"Come in! come in! he sobbed, 'Cathy, do come. Oh do-
more! Oh! my heart's darling! hear me
time, Catherine, at last!" (Page 30)

Chapter 15
"He flung himself into the nearest seat, and on my approaching hurriedly to ascertain if she had fainted, he gnashed at me, and foamed like a mad dog, and gathered her to him with greedy jealousy." (Page 176)

Chapter 34
"Now I perceived he was not looking at the wall...And whatever it was, it communicated, apparently, both in pleasure and pain, in exquisite extremes-at least, the anguished yet raptured expression of his countenance suggested that idea." (Page 362)
"He muttered detached words, also: the only one I could catch was the name "Catherine," coupled with some wild term of endearment or suffering, and spoken as one would speak to a person at present" (Page 363)

Insanity during the Georgian and Victorian Eras
By Kayla Trevino
Insanity: The Parallels Between the Georgian and Victorian

Eras and
Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

by Emily Bronte
Examples from
Victorian Era: A Change of Thought
Diagnosis, Asylums, and Treatments
A better understanding of human behavior.
1808 - Dr Johann Christian Reil
Dr. Sigmund Freud
no longer considered to be a disgrace.
strange behavior, depression, hallucinations, hearing voices, etc.
Straightjackets, heroin, opium, laudanum and morphine.
Chapter 9
"She kept wandering to and fro, from the gate to the door, in a state of agitation which permitted no repose; she remained, calling at intervals, and then listening, and then crying outright." (Page 92)

Chapter 12
"she fasted perinaciously under the idea, probably, that every meal Edgar was ready to choke her absence." (Page 131)
"I'd kill myself directly! (Page 133)

"She seemed to find childish diversion in pulling the feathers from the rents she had just made, and ranging them on the sheet according to their different species: her mind had strayed to other associations." (Page 134)
"Insanity in Pre-Regency Romance Era England" Regency Romance Revival. N.p., n.d. Web

"They're Coming to Take me Away" "Not Yet Published" N.p., n.d. Web

"Bethlehem Royal Hospital." Bethlehem Royal Hospital. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2014

Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights. N.p.: Perma-Bound, 1988. Print
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