The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Jean-Dominique Bauby
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Prologue, The Wheelchair

• Jean has spent the last 6 months in a hospital bed. He had a stroke on December 6th, and was in a coma for 20 days.

• Jean can only move his left eyelid, and dictated this book one letter at a time. He feels trapped in a diving bell, and sees his mind like a butterfly, able to escape.

• Jean wakes up and sees a horde of doctors. He is dressed by two orderlies and put in a wheelchair. He sees this wheelchair as a death sentence.

Prayer, Bathtime, The Alphabet

• Jean is able to swivel his head so there is hope that he may be able to talk and breathe on his own at some point.

• Jean has lost 66 pounds since his stroke. Brigitte, his physical therapist, gives him a facial massage after every session.

• Jean can slightly smile and frown, and this is how he...

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