Analysis Of The Movie ' Girl ' Interrupted ' Essay

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Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted is a story that takes place in a psychiatric ward during the late 1960’s in Massachusetts. The main character is an eighteen-year-old girl Susana Kaysen, who suffers from borderline personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder is a debilitating high-risk disease associated with strong emotional suffering that impairs everyday functioning (Fertuck, Karan, & Stanley, 2016, p. 1). She is a troubled teenager who recently left high school and appears to come from a wealthy family. Her parents are very preoccupied with what society has to say about their daughter’s current state of mind. Susana passively narrates the movie, and scenes come and go about past life events. One of those events, which have great importance, is a love affair with one of her teachers, who is married, with children her own age. Susana seems withdrawn and detached from family, friends, and society in general. She has a flat affect, seems to wonder around without thought in her mind but truly many things woe her mind. She seems like a very intelligent young girl who has trouble understanding what her mind is doing to her. She truly believes there is nothing wrong with her and does not understand why her parents have sent her to a mental institution. It is stated during the movie that she attempted suicide by taking a bottle of aspirin and vodka but as she sits down with the psychiatrist in consultation, she denies such attempt, she frequently states…

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