Belzhar - Chapters 21-22 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 21, Jam and her classmates are upset because André is at home but his sister is in the hospital, stuck in Belzhar. In their final class, Griffin asks Mrs. Quenell if she is aware of what happens to them when they write in their journals. She tells the students that when she was younger she had a breakdown and had to spend some time in a psychiatric hospital. She noticed another patient, a college student, who knew her name and looked at her with kindness and without condescension. Mrs. Quenell kept up with the woman and her career even after they both got better and left the hospital. The woman, who was Sylvia Plath, became a writer. Mrs. Quenell learned later that Plath had killed herself. Jam and the others are surprised that the woman whose work they’d studied had been...

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