Fingersmith - Part 3, Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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Part 3, Chapter 14 Summary

In Part 3, Sue's narrative resumes. She relates her astonishment upon being left at the asylum and her efforts to explain to the doctors who she is. The more she protests, the more she confirms the belief of the doctors that she is mad. When she is restrained by a nurse and fights to free herself from the woman's grasp, the nurse tells the doctors that she is becoming demented. Her struggles are interpreted as fits and convulsions. Two male asylum employees are summoned, and Sue is taken to the soft room. Sue's efforts to fight to break free anger the nurses and orderlies and she is hit several times. She is then stripped of her dress, her shoes and stockings, and her hairpins - anything that she could use to do herself harm. She is left alone in the room with...

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