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Girl Interrupted

SETTINGS: Claymoore Hospital and daisy s Apartment

Characters Susanna Kaysen - The author and narrator. A doctor diagnoses Kaysen with borderline personality disorder in 1967, when she is 17. The previous year, Kaysen attempted suicide by swallowing fifty aspirin. She voluntarily commits herself to McLean Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Belmont, Massachusetts. Over the next two years, Kaysen confronts her illness, experiences profound unhappiness, as well as the treachery and kindness of peers and authority figures, and finally meets the future that awaits her outside the confining but protective walls of the ward. Lisa - Kaysen's fellow patient and the effective leader of the girls on the ward. Lisa is proud of her diagnosis as a sociopath, a personality driven by self-interest. Lisa is wildly unpredictable. She throws tantrums and plans escapes for others when she isn't making her own attempts to escape. Kaysen is initially in awe of Lisa's apparent confidence. Over time, though, she learns that Lisa cares little for the consequences of her actions and can be willfully cruel. Georgina - Kaysen s roommate at McLean Hospital. Georgina suffers from depression and is a kind and constant companion to Kaysen. Georgina has a romantic relationship with Wade, a violent and unpredictable patient on another ward. Polly - A disfigured patient. Before entering McLean, Polly poured gasoline over her face and upper body and set herself aflame. Polly appears to be at peace, even cheerful, during her first year at the hospital. One day, Polly suddenly becomes aware of the awful extent of her injuries. She is inconsolable. Kaysen notes that although everyone at McLean is affected by sickness, Polly is the only patient trapped forever by the consequences of her illness. Daisy - A patient who spends the period from Thanksgiving to Christmas at the hospital each year. Daisy lets no one into her room, emerging only for laxatives and the whole roast chickens her father brings twice weekly. Lisa discovers that Daisy s room is filled with the picked-over carcasses of the chickens. Daisy leaves the hospital to live in an apartment her father has purchased for her. The girls later learn that Daisy committed suicide on her birthday. Cynthia - A severe depressive on Kaysen s ward. Cynthia undergoes months of electroshock therapy. The effects of the shock treatments change Cynthia s personality, leaving her totally unable to assert herself. Cynthia is close to Polly. Wade - Georgina s boyfriend and a patient at McLean hospital. Wade is prone to violent outbursts, requiring several orderlies to subdue him. Wade fascinates the girls with stories of his father s exploits

Alice Calais . Wick . Dr. Returning from an escape to Boston one day. and Lisa Cody leaves the hospital. Torrey s parents. Feeling that her position among the girls is threatened.The evening nurse on Kaysen s ward.Nobel Prize winning friend of Kaysen s family. where she first sees the Vermeer painting titled Girl. Alice s mental breakdown results in her transfer to the maximum-security ward. Diagnosed. he stays in touch with her throughout her time at McLean.Introduced to Kaysen prior to her hospitalization. Melvin begins an advanced program of analysis with her. Their affair is short-lived.A patient who becomes fast friends with Lisa. he visits Kaysen and offers to help her escape. He diagnoses her in a mere twenty minutes. Beloved by Kaysen for his unpredictable behavior. She turns him down in the belief that she should continue treatment. Lisa plans to help Torrey escape. Lisa Cody emulates Lisa s behavior. Lisa Cody . Mrs.The psychiatrist who encourages Kaysen to enter McLean Hospital.The head nurse on Kaysen s ward. Kaysen believes that his swift diagnosis expresses the psychiatrist s misguided effort to save her from the wayward youth culture he disdains and cannot understand.A methamphetamine-addicted patient from Mexico. Vulgarity and frank discussion of sex embarrass Dr. Alice s appearance and the frightening atmosphere of the ward appall the girls when they visit. like Lisa. McWeeney hails from the old school. Impressed by Kaysen s intelligence. He takes her to the Frick Museum in New York. Wade s fits of uncontrollable rage ultimately land him in the maximum-security ward. including his associations with notorious figures from the Watergate scandal. Melvin . but Valerie halts Lisa s plan. The girls like and respect Valerie for her fairness and willingness to speak up on their behalf. The Diagnosing Doctor .Kaysen s therapist.Kaysen s high school teacher and lover. McWeeney . Kaysen s Husband .An older female psychiatrist on the hospital staff. Torrey . Valerie . Kaysen finds the experience unconvincing and discovers that she was Melvin s first analysis patient. James Watson . They are married only a short time. arrive to retrieve her after a short time. only to be cruelly rejected. Lisa turns against her. as a sociopath. The English Teacher .as a CIA agent. Wick is from Africa and is entirely unfamiliar with the American youth culture of her patients. Her old-fashioned uniform and values alienate the girls. Interrupted at Her Music. Lisa tells the other girls that Lisa Cody has become a real junkie. embarrassed by their daughter s condition. whose efforts at treatment are not necessarily effective. Mrs. His marriage proposal allows Kaysen to leave the hospital. . Wick.A troubled patient who pronounces her last name callous. Dr.

Susanna keeps a diary of all her thoughts and feelings. a lesbian. Lisa (Angelina Jolie). Sonia Wick (Vanessa Redgrave). a compulsive liar. Toby (Jared Leto). Her ex fling. she claims that she doesn't have bones in her wrists anymore. At the E. Afterwards Lisa is taken in to see the doc. Then she meets the head psychiatrist. All the nursing staff and the patients are kept marginally sane by Valerie. Due to the fact that her last best friend.R. But Dr. To her. and claims she is ambivalent. couldn't hack it when she ran away. who is very clever. Things really get started when the sociopathic run away patient. Dr. Here we learn that her parent's friends are just as false as what is accepted by everyone. subconsciously beginning to rely on Lisa. and telling the tale of her stay through her daily entries. rebellious. So she is shipped off to a local mental institution and put in the ward for women only. He tells her he wants them to run away to Canada together so that he doesn't have to go to Vietnam. She is a force to be reckoned with---she is magnetic. comes to visit her and she very nearly tries to have sex with him in her room. Susanna is questionably diagnosed with having a Borderline Personality Disorder. Jamie. He tells her she isn't crazy and that the girls in the asylum aren't really her friends. and she and Susanna have a complex relationship. a bulimic. Wick sees through this mask and decides to have Susanna see her from now on. a girl who was burned as a child. This drives her to try to commit suicide with aspirin and a bottle of vodka to get it all down. saying it means she doesn't care. She tells Susanna.SUMMARY: Susanna (Winona Ryder) is a young woman of eighteen. illustrating in it too. proving she has little interest for the norms of prize-givings or anything to do with what's accepted by society. as long as she gets it. Lisa befriends Susanna and together they start a world of trouble. But she refuses to go with him. The ward is run by Nurse Valerie Owens (Whoopi Goldberg). to top it all off. And then it becomes clear that Susanna has been sleeping with her mother's friend's husband. returns to the ward and turns Susanna's world upside down and inside out. and her roommate. but doesn't return and Susanna falls into a depression. but is unable to become a doctor due to her race. and her life isn't exactly what a "normal' eighteen-year-old's is supposed to be like. doesn't take her meds and is unhealthy for the other patients as she breaks down their self-esteem regularly. At her father's birthday party she is underdressed and is of course moaned at by her hypocritical mother. and it doesn't matter who she does it with or when. Nurse Valerie has had enough and throws her into an ice cold bath to wake her. . and tells the psychiatrist at home that the bones grew back by the time she got to the hospital. any kind of sex is casual. At graduation she falls asleep. Here she meets a multitude of people who really do have problems: an anorexic.

we ll expect hell in our lives. . When she is due to leave. Susanna breaks her hand while trying to close a sliding metal door on Lisa and then they finally confront each other. And by the seventies most of her friends were out of the clinic and leading lives. She breaks Daisy down. And these broad words are defined by simple things we do and these simple things we do are made by what we call CHOICE . Susanna runs away from Lisa when she begins to chase her with a needle filled with a toxic-looking chemical. Wick and her diary. she made a choice. The girl who was just interrupted by herself and everyone else. (who runs away again) and starts anew with Dr. Life is full of choices. There they hook up with hippies and eventually crash at the bulimic. and Susanna runs away with her so they can get to Disney Land. that she is a spoiled.after Susanna attacks her verbally and says that she doesn't know what she doing. Everything we do is a choice. That night Lisa breaks into the ward. we make choices. to escape the sound of Lisa's voice and returns to find Daisy playing a record over and over again and Lisa in the kitchen. REACTION: Susana was sent to the psychiatric ward by her parent s choice not hers. but first visits Lisa and talks to her again. Yes we have futures. But all turns bad when Lisa tells Daisy that she is a freak herself and that this apartment is all a mask to hide what's really happening. she made a choice. we have what we call destiny but these words are broad. Lisa breaks out of her padded cell and steals Susanna's diary. We choose to do the wrong thing. Susana became friends with Lza. Lisa reads the diary aloud and tells the other girls what Susanna thinks of them. it's just about everyone being personified. is finally recovered from being a supposed "borderline". Susanna goes back to the asylum without Lisa. She became. After Daisy s death she decided to go back to the Claymoore. The next morning Susanna wakes up and goes for a walk. and that she will start her life again out of this hospital without Lisa and the others. Daisy's (Brittani Murphy). lazy little girl who is driving herself crazy! And that if Susanna isn't careful she'll throw her life away on some stupid rebellion. We choose to do the right thing. she made a choice. Beneath the ward in the maze of corridors. finally saying that Daisy probably likes her father molesting her and that it's probably all she's ever known. Susanna tells Lisa finally that no one cares if she dies because she already is dead and her heart is cold. and gets into the cab saying that being crazy isn't about keeping a secret. and these choices we make today is what we will be tomorrow. house after bribing her with promises of meds. Lisa says that she isn't really cold and that she didn't mean to hurt Susanna. wild eyed and crazy. She goes up the stairs and finds Daisy has hung herself in the bathroom. From the time we wake up until to the time that we lie at our beds. When she leaves she says goodbye to all her friends. we became better tomorrow. In the morning she is about to leave.

a psychiatric facility in Belmont. when she is 17. SETTINGS: ( Claymoore Hospital and Daisy·s Apartment) Claymoore. The place was neat. It is where the movie runs its story. From the title itself. as well as the treachery and kindness of peers and authority figures. It somehow resembles or summarizes the whole story----. . This is where Susana had her realization. She voluntarily commits herself to McLean Hospital. psychologically. The previous year. The title is somehow suspense that creates curiousity and mystery among viewers as to why the movie is entitled ´Girl Interruptedµ.The author and narrator.TITLE: The title ´Girl Interruptedµ had fitted much to the story. we can easily portray their meaning and understood the whole movie.the story of a girl who is interrupted. Kaysen confronts her illness. Massachusetts. Over the next two years. complete of facilities. Characters Susanna Kaysen . convenient for healing for interrupted patients (mentally ill patients). a Psychiatric Hospital of the town was the perfect place for the movie. A doctor diagnoses Kaysen with borderline personality disorder in 1967. Another significant place was Daisy·s apartment. experiences profound unhappiness. Kaysen attempted suicide by swallowing fifty aspirin. and finally meets the future that awaits her outside the confining but protective walls of the ward.

Cynthia . She is inconsolable.A disfigured patient. Before entering McLean. Polly suddenly becomes aware of the awful extent of her injuries. Kaysen is initially in awe of Lisa's apparent confidence. though. Polly poured gasoline over her face and upper body and set herself aflame. including his associations with notorious figures from the Watergate scandal. even cheerful. She throws tantrums and plans escapes for others when she isn't making her own attempts to escape.A severe depressive on Kaysen·s ward. Wade . Lisa discovers that Daisy·s room is filled with the picked-over carcasses of the chickens. Wade fascinates the girls with stories of his father·s exploits as a CIA agent. only to be cruelly rejected. Cynthia is close to Polly.Kaysen·s roommate at McLean Hospital. Feeling that her . Daisy leaves the hospital to live in an apartment her father has purchased for her.A patient who becomes fast friends with Lisa. like Lisa. Georgina suffers from depression and is a kind and constant companion to Kaysen. Lisa Cody . Lisa Cody emulates Lisa·s behavior.Lisa . Daisy . Lisa is proud of her diagnosis as a sociopath.Kaysen's fellow patient and the effective leader of the girls on the ward. Georgina . Georgina has a romantic relationship with Wade. The effects of the shock treatments change Cynthia·s personality. requiring several orderlies to subdue him. during her first year at the hospital. Polly appears to be at peace. Polly is the only patient trapped forever by the consequences of her illness.A patient who spends the period from Thanksgiving to Christmas at the hospital each year. Diagnosed. The girls later learn that Daisy committed suicide on her birthday. One day. emerging only for laxatives and the whole roast chickens her father brings twice weekly. as a sociopath. Wade is prone to violent outbursts. Polly . Kaysen notes that although everyone at McLean is affected by sickness. Over time. a personality driven by self-interest. she learns that Lisa cares little for the consequences of her actions and can be willfully cruel. a violent and unpredictable patient on another ward. Daisy lets no one into her room.Georgina·s boyfriend and a patient at McLean hospital. Cynthia undergoes months of electroshock therapy. Lisa is wildly unpredictable. Wade·s fits of uncontrollable rage ultimately land him in the maximumsecurity ward. leaving her totally unable to assert herself.

Returning from an escape to Boston one day. and Lisa Cody leaves the hospital. Mrs.Introduced to Kaysen prior to her hospitalization.Kaysen·s therapist. Wick. They are married only a short time. Alice·s appearance and the frightening atmosphere of the ward appall the girls when they visit. whose efforts at treatment are not necessarily effective. Dr. Interrupted at Her Music. His marriage proposal allows Kaysen to leave the hospital.The head nurse on Kaysen·s ward.An older female psychiatrist on the hospital staff. he visits Kaysen and offers to help her escape. Valerie . Kaysen·s Husband . Vulgarity and frank discussion of sex embarrass Dr.A troubled patient who pronounces her last name ´callous. Lisa tells the other girls that Lisa Cody has become a ´realµ junkie. Beloved by Kaysen for his unpredictable behavior. where she first sees the Vermeer painting titled Girl.position among the girls is threatened. Wick . Melvin begins an advanced program of analysis with her. Torrey .The evening nurse on Kaysen·s ward. The English Teacher . Alice Calais . He takes her to the Frick Museum in New York. Torrey·s parents. Her old-fashioned uniform and values alienate the girls. Mrs.µ Alice·s mental breakdown results in her transfer to the maximum-security ward. She turns him down in the belief that she should continue treatment. Impressed by Kaysen·s intelligence. Lisa turns against her. Melvin . he stays in touch with her throughout her time at McLean. arrive to retrieve her after a short time.Kaysen·s high school teacher and lover. McWeeney hails from the old school. Dr. Their affair is short-lived. Kaysen finds the experience unconvincing and discovers that she was Melvin·s first analysis patient. Wick is from Africa and is entirely unfamiliar with the American youth culture of her patients.Nobel Prize²winning friend of Kaysen·s family. . embarrassed by their daughter·s condition. Lisa plans to help Torrey escape. but Valerie halts Lisa·s plan. McWeeney . The girls like and respect Valerie for her fairness and willingness to speak up on their behalf.A methamphetamine-addicted patient from Mexico. James Watson .

and her roommate. To her. So she is shipped off to a local mental institution and put in the ward for women only.The psychiatrist who encourages Kaysen to enter McLean Hospital. He diagnoses her in a mere twenty minutes. a bulimic. a girl who was burned as a child. and her life isn't exactly what a "normal' eighteen-year-old's is supposed to be like. At graduation she falls asleep. and tells the psychiatrist at home that the bones grew back by the time she got to the hospital. She is a force to be reckoned with---she is magnetic. SUMMARY: Susanna (Winona Ryder) is a young woman of eighteen. Here we learn that her parent's friends are just as false as what is accepted by everyone. rebellious. to top it all off. who is very clever. Here she meets a multitude of people who really do have problems: an anorexic. any kind of sex is casual. This drives her to try to commit suicide with aspirin and a bottle of vodka to get it all down. but is unable to become a doctor due to her race. At the E. The ward is run by Nurse Valerie Owens (Whoopi Goldberg).The Diagnosing Doctor . And then it becomes clear that Susanna has been sleeping with her mother's friend's husband. doesn't take her meds and is unhealthy for the other patients as she breaks down their self-esteem regularly. as long as she gets it. Lisa (Angelina Jolie). Susanna is questionably diagnosed with having a Borderline Personality Disorder.R. At her father's birthday party she is underdressed and is of course moaned at by her hypocritical mother. she claims that she doesn't have bones in her wrists anymore. returns to the ward and turns Susanna's world upside down and inside out. proving she has little interest for the norms of prizegivings or anything to do with what's accepted by society. Things really get started when the sociopathic run away patient. and she and Susanna have a complex relationship. All the nursing staff and the patients are kept marginally sane by Valerie. Due to the . Kaysen believes that his swift diagnosis expresses the psychiatrist·s misguided effort to save her from the wayward youth culture he disdains and cannot understand. a lesbian. and it doesn't matter who she does it with or when. a compulsive liar.

But all turns bad when Lisa tells Daisy that she is a freak herself and that this apartment is all a mask to hide what's really happening. (who runs away again) and starts anew with Dr. and telling the tale of her stay through her daily entries. house after bribing her with promises of meds. When she is due to leave. Lisa breaks out of her padded cell and steals Susanna's diary. Wick and her diary. He tells her he wants them to run away to Canada together so that he doesn't have to go to Vietnam. Daisy's (Brittani Murphy). saying it means she doesn't care. Afterwards Lisa is taken in to see the doc. finally saying that Daisy probably likes her father molesting her and that it's probably all she's ever known. lazy little girl who is driving herself crazy! And that if Susanna isn't careful she'll throw her life away on some stupid rebellion. and Susanna runs away with her so they can get to Disney Land. Sonia Wick (Vanessa Redgrave). and claims she is ambivalent. Susanna goes back to the asylum without Lisa. Toby (Jared Leto). but doesn't return and Susanna falls into a depression. Her ex fling. Dr.fact that her last best friend. comes to visit her and she very nearly tries to have sex with him in her room. He tells her she isn't crazy and that the girls in the asylum aren't really her friends. to escape the sound of Lisa's voice and returns to find Daisy playing a record over and over again and Lisa in the kitchen. Then she meets the head psychiatrist. She breaks Daisy down. Susanna keeps a diary of all her thoughts and feelings. But she refuses to go with him. That night Lisa breaks into the ward. couldn't hack it when she ran away. illustrating in it too. Nurse Valerie has had enough and throws her into an ice cold bath to wake her. She goes up the stairs and finds Daisy has hung herself in the bathroom. There they hook up with hippies and eventually crash at the bulimic. Lisa befriends Susanna and together they start a world of trouble. The next morning Susanna wakes up and goes for a walk. after Susanna attacks her verbally and says that she doesn't know what she doing. subconsciously beginning to rely on Lisa. Beneath the ward in the maze of corridors. wild eyed and crazy. Jamie. But Dr. Wick sees through this mask and decides to have Susanna see her from now on. She tells Susanna. Lisa reads the diary aloud and tells the . that she is a spoiled.

In the morning she is about to leave. is finally recovered from being a supposed "borderline". The girl who was just interrupted by herself and everyone else. When she leaves she says goodbye to all her friends. Another insight I·ve learned was that sometimes. Susanna runs away from Lisa when she begins to chase her with a needle filled with a toxic-looking chemical. Susanna tells Lisa finally that no one cares if she dies because she already is dead and her heart is cold. And lastly. it's just about everyone being personified. and lived what we chose. and gets into the cab saying that being crazy isn't about keeping a secret. we professsionals focused too much on theory but not on reality. Let us let them influence us for our betterment and not to make us worst. And by the seventies most of her friends were out of the clinic and leading lives.other girls what Susanna thinks of them. Moreover. and that she will start her life again out of this hospital without Lisa and the others. I·ve also realized that psychiatric ward is not only for crazy or mentally ill persons but also for those who are well but still unable to see life·s worth. Life is full of choices. Susana founds her friends inside the ward. REACTION: Susana was sent to Claymoore by her parent·s choice not hers. Those friends made her stay easy and worthwhile. her friends had not have been a good influenced to her. we must choose what is best for. However. Lisa says that she isn't really cold and that she didn't mean to hurt Susanna. but first visits Lisa and talks to her again. This choice depressed her so much. She was unable to stand on her choice. Susanna breaks her hand while trying to close a sliding metal door on Lisa and then they finally confront each other. as the story goes. Life is lonely without friends and it is but for sure that friends would influenced us. Eastern Samar State University . It is also a place where life·s direction is achieve.

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