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The Caine Mutiny - Chapter 35, "The Court-Martial—Second Day, Afternoon" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 35, "The Court-Martial—Second Day, Afternoon" Summary

Challee calls Dr. Forrest Lundeen, Navy psychiatry chief at the hospital that examined Queeg. Three psychiatrists observed Queeg for three weeks and found no evidence of insanity. Queeg is a well-adjusted personality who could not have had a psychotic collapse three weeks prior.

Barney shuffles towards the witness platform while looking down at his feet, presenting a picture of flustered embarrassment. Since his is a legal background, he just wants to clarify those troublesome technical terms. What did Lundeen mean by saying Queeg, like all adults, has problems to which he is adjusted? Lundeen answers that Queeg's over-all problem is inferiority feelings generated by an unfavorable childhood and aggravated by adult experiences. What unfavorable childhood? He has a disturbed background with divorced parents, financial trouble, and schooling problems. What aggravating factors...

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