A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy - Part 2, Chapters 40-47 Summary & Analysis

Annie G. Rogers
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Part 2, Chapters 40-47 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 40, Annie continued to record her disjointed memories while in the hospital. In Chapter 41, Annie wrote that she saw Dr. Michael Connelly as a boy in a wheelchair. He was one of the patients just as she was. As Annie watched, a young girl of thirteen met Michael. The two played chess together. When Michael told the girl his name, she immediately associated the name with the name of an archangel, Michael, from the Christian Bible. In Chapter 42, Annie remembered hearing her doctor discussing Annie's progress with her sister. Although the doctor believed Annie was getting worse and wanted to send her to the state hospital, Mary refused to go along with this suggestion. Annie forced herself into her body to agree with her sister that she does not want to go the state hospital. In...

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