A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy - Part 2, Chapters 27-39 Summary & Analysis

Annie G. Rogers
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Part 2, Chapters 27-39 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 27, Annie began the second part of her book. This part was entitled "Silence," referring possibly to her inability to speak during her time at the mental hospital. In this part, the reader will notice a distinct change in Annie's writing style and mental status as she moved from her routine at Glenwood further and further into her own personal breakdown. Annie's writing became less structured and coherent and her memories blur together. This form of writing followed the course of what was happening to Annie's own brain and metal capabilities. For instance, Chapter 27 consisted of only one brief sentence. It informed the reader that Annie had stopped meeting with Ben.

In Chapter 28, Annie wrote of her inability to stop crying. She found it difficult to talk at all. As a result, Sarah, Patricia and Mary...

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