A fictionalized autopathography based n author s wn experiences with the healing process in early 20th century mental health Snake Pit was startlingly realistic in its narrative Virginia s struggle to remember where she s at why she s there and how to get better was harrowing Right from the pening pages thrust inside Virgina s mind I could see AND feel the fear and frustration caused by the confusion that Virginia battled That disorientation transcended
the page pulled me into her journey and showed me howpage pulled me into her journey and showed me how mental illness must be And like most tales Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks of insanity that I ve read to date I was pretty sure the normals were just asr maybe even screwed up than some Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman of the sick people4 starsRead as partf my 2015 research into insanity The biggest takeaways 1 Is there a difference between the mind and the brain 2 Is it accurate to call a patient s narrative unreliable simply because they re sick Isn t all perspective biased from the inside Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation; A Contribution to Clinical Medicine - Scholar's Choice Edition outAsf 162015 I have not watched the film adaptation but I plan to First read January 30 2019I m really surprised that I loved this book as much as I did I guess I assumed that due to it being Heaven Next Stop or less forgotten it hadn t stood the testf time r was just a poorly written trendy book that was nly popular in its wn time because f the shocking subject matter However I was mistaken and I really enjoyed this The narration shifting from first to second to third person is something that I ve never come across and I enjoyed it if Bases Loaded only for the noveltyf it but I think it also added something to the text highlighting Virginia s unstable sense Have A Good Night, Volume 1 of selfI found the depictionf mental illness very realistic and empathetic that sounds like little to
Ask But Surprisingly Few Books On Mentalbut surprisingly few books n mental strike this balance It s immediately bvious that the author is writing from personal experience if nly because f how realistically she portrays mental illness ie not glamorizingromanticizing it presenting the symptoms as they are and the social effects When You Lose Your Job of it and her empathy Virginia is not a monsterr morally corrupt in any way and her suffering in the institution is carefully detailed It s hard to get across the exact tone that Ward strikes but suffice it to. A dramatic best seller The Snake Pit vividly depicts ne woman's plunge into the nightmare world f the mentally ill and her agonizing climb back. Say that I greatly appreciated it Particularly since it is from the 1940s It would have been easy for Ward to submit to tropes from the time but she resisted and I find that admirableI do wish that some Isabel the Queen: Life and Times of the ideas around psychoanalysis were a little fleshedut clearly Virginia and Richard resent it but is that them merely being defensive Or Ward s comment Fantastic Post Office 03 on its ineffectiveness There s also a bitf an Tim Crouch ominous tone towards the end and I couldn t help but feel that Virginia would have a good chancef relapsing at home and getting no further help But those things didn t necessarily decrease my enjoyment f the book just left a nagging thought at the back f my mind Overall I really enjoyed this and greatly appreciate it for its
#Depiction Of Institutions In The #of institutions in the 20th centurySecond read June 27 2020I think I have almost the exact same feelings as I did the first time I read it and I don t think I necessarily gleaned anything new from the reread Still an enjoyable book with a lot Drawing the Human Head of important and interesting messages 35 Very interesting uniue wayf describing insanity You could actually feel how it would be to experience this Very sad I ll give Mary Jane Ward 4 Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics outf 5 birds for her novel The Snake Pit This is a tough book to find my friends I bid for it DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle on Ebay and waited patiently for it to come My good friend Genie recommended to me because she knows I like the crazy in life If I could be so bold to compare this book it would be an earlier The Bell Jar I felt like I wasn the ward with Virgina Cunningham living with all the ther crazies I couldn t believe t Rating 45 5The most impressive thing about this book in my pinion that I would like to point ut is the writing style and how riginal it is and how well it matches with the subject matter f the storyTo briefly describe it this is a first book describe it this is a first book which I have encountered all three points f view being used all in a jumble and yet uite effectively and understandably first person as in a train f thought second person as though someone is describing your life to you and third person Don t let this author die Read An important book to be sure but I m not so sure about the pacing and verall structure Maybe I m missing somethingI love the film To health and freedom When it was first published the book claimed attention as a moving study f mental illness based n personal knowledge This.
Characters ò PDF, eBook r Kindle ePUB ´ Mary Jane WardTarring Olivia de Havilland though it made me cry and doubt my sanity I picked this up Because I Found Out It I found ut it based n a hospital about 10 minutes away from where I live It s an interesting look at how mental illness was treated less than a century ago and a good reminder that though we ve come very far in many medical areas mental illness is still not always well understood and remains a #social stigma Also let me just say that I m glad # stigma Also let me just say that I m glad no longer go with the idea f well if this would
make a sane person insane then maybe it will make a insane persona sane person insane then maybe it will make a insane person Really who decided you could shock someone back into sanity by throwing them in a pit Aeralis of snakes I am just me Virginia Stuart Cunningham There isnly Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half onef me and it is having a hard enough time thinking for Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives one let alone splitting into twoThe Snake Pit was written in 1946 and details a journalists nervous breakdown into multiple personalities I ve seen the film which is uite depressing though Olivia D Havilland is fantastic and I picked up the book at an antiue storer somewhere Once I got through the first uarter Radio Crackling, Radio Gone of it the story picked up It s a well written albeit depressing novel I likeld books that make you think and realize what life used to be like and this is certainly an example The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta: California's Gold Rush Bandit of what institutions were like in the past Thank goodness such things don t happenr to that extent in mental health facilities today Definitely thought provoking and recommended The Snake Pit begins like so many social comedies with a woman called Virginia newly arrived in New York from the Midwest wondering about all the crazy city people around her We learn she is a journalist that she is waiting for her husband who is unaccountably and irritatingly late and that she is sharp and funny and accomplished though a little confused by her surroundings A few pages in we realize Virginia isn t sitting in a park in Manhattan She s a patient in an insane asylumWard makes craziness uncomfortably natural as well as breathtakingly surrealreal At several points in the book I convinced myself that Virginia was completely recovered Limey Gumshoe only for Ward to slap me with the realization that what I had taken for sanity was a deepeningf her madness Ward recognizes the inherent crazi. Fictionalized brilliant and uncompromising first person account Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate of madness and life in an insane asylum was subseuently made into a haunting movie.