Girl Interupted

Topics: Borderline personality disorder, Personality disorder, Histrionic personality disorder Pages: 4 (1458 words) Published: February 21, 2007
Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted is an autobiographical book written by Susana Kaysen which was turned in to a movie. Susana Kaysen expressed promiscuous behavior earlier in her life and was sent to the Claymore Mental Hospital to be analyzed. Throughout her development at Claymore, Susana formed bonds with a group of girls she would have never met until she was sent to Claymore. Claymore Hospital allowed these girls to become so close, and without this experience Susana would not be the girl she has turned out to be. These girls had a special friendship that caused each and every one of them to pull together and make it through there time spent at Claymore. (Wikipedia 2) Each girl at Claymore has their problems, and most of their problems are very different from the next patient. This makes the atmosphere of Claymore a very strange and unpredictable place. The nurses and doctors at Claymore are very nice and attentive of all the patients. One nurse in particular plays a major role in the movie, Val who becomes quite close with a few of the girls. She always makes sure the girls have what they need to make them feel more comfortable in the hospital. The group of girls Susana becomes closest to consists of Lisa, "the rebellious one," Daisy, "the daddy's little girl," and Torch "the follower". Each girl contributes something special and unique to their friendships. While Lisa is always acting out, then running away and coming back she is still looked at as the "ring leader" of the group. All of the girls look up to Lisa; they ask her for guidance because she has attended Claymore the longest. Torch was admitted into Claymore because when she was eight years old she decided she wanted to catch herself on fire. She suffered major burns which caused her to be considered an outcast and she started to withdraw from society. While she attended Claymore she became a follower of all the girls, always following their examples, believing anything they had...
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