This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Music - This element in "Next to Normal" illustrates and defines the characters' feelings and is an expression of their subtext, their inner life, their desires, passions and fears.
Bipolar Disorder - This is the name given to the mental illness in which the sufferer swings unpredictably between deep, debilitating depression and intense hyperactivity.
Anti-Depressant Drugs - Early in the narrative a doctor experiments with these treatments in an effort to determine which combination will help Diana navigate her illness.
Diana's Sandwiches - At the beginning of the musical, the protagonist...
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