Fingersmith - Part 3, Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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Part 3, Chapter 15 Summary

Sue realizes that the doctor will not be the person to release her from the asylum, and that every attempt to protest her confinement and convince him of her identity only works against her. She now understands, as well, that Dr. Christie believes that once she begins to write again, she will give up the delusion and know who she really is. Forced to sit with a slate and a piece of chalk until she writes an account of her life, which she cannot do, Sue begins to be punished with hunger by denying her meals until she makes progress. One of the other lunatics, Miss Wilson, in an effort to be kind, writes Maud's name on the slate for her. When Sue is unable to duplicate the writing, she is beaten and made to drink creosote. Dr. Christie's attention to...

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