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Girl, Interrupted - Chapters 3 & 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 presents reproductions of two forms. The first is entitled" McLean Hospital: INQUIRY CONCERNING ADMISSION" and is dated April 1967—the date of Kaysen's admission. It includes handwritten notes regarding Kaysen's father's financial ability to pay for services as well as several notes regarding the referral, including statements that Kaysen exhibited a random life and promiscuity. The second is titled "McLean Hospital INTER OFFICE MEMORANDUM" and is dated June 1967. It is a note from the psychiatrist mentioned in chapter 2, and briefly outlines the rationale behind Kaysen's commitment. The single-page textual entry of the chapter presents a list of possible reasons why "this person" is having difficulty; the person is anonymous but by implication must be closely identified with Kaysen. There are ten options ranging from" a witch" to" sane in an insane world."...

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