Study Guide

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales - Study Guide Part Three: Chapter Seventeen, A Passage to India Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 42 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales.
This section contains 352 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Study Guide

At the age of seven a sizable tumor is discovered in Bhagawhandi's brain. The tumor is removed and for the next ten years Bhagawhandi lives a full and normal life. Then, at the age of eighteen, the tumor is rediscovered. At nineteen Bhagawhandi is admitted to the hospice where Dr. Sacks works.

At first Bhagawhandi remains in relatively good humor and seems to accept her fate. However, as her tumor grows she begins to suffer from severe and strange seizures. These new seizures are characterized by a dreamy state in which Bhagawhandi sees visions of her native India. Bhagawhandi is not bothered by these visions but instead finds them comforting. At first Sacks thinks Bhagawhandi is suffering from a steroid psychosis, but her visions lack the disorganization associated with steroid induced...

(read more from the Part Three: Chapter Seventeen, A Passage to India Summary)

This section contains 352 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.