Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America - Chapter 5, Black Wave Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Wurtzel
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Chapter 5, Black Wave Summary and Analysis

Wurtzel is running. She's not sure if she's running away from her life or because she's scared. She spends her time being scared of people and then being scared of being with people. She cannot find herself and spends hours wishing that everything was okay. Then, one day, she's actually running for her life across Harvard. She has slept with her best friend's boyfriend. As she is running across the campus, she thinks that this is true insanity.

When her roommate catches up to her, she sees Wurtzel's face and stops yelling and threatening her life. Instead, she looks at her and sees something in her face and tells her that she's crazy. Wurtzel is truly crazy — and Wurtzel cannot agree more. She walks straight to the Mental Health facilities, the Stillman Infirmary. Dr. King, the...

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