The Shrike - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Kramm
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Jim returns to the psychiatric ward and tells the nurses and other patients that he is upset because he will not be released today as he had hoped but will be moved to the convalescent ward. Mr. Fleming tells Jim that nobody who goes to that convalescent ward ever leaves as soon as they expect.

Mr. Fleming and Grosberg explain to Jim that he is in the psychiatric building which Jim had not realized. Jim challenges Grosberg for not mailing his letter and Grosberg tells Jim that hospital policy will not permit him to mail anything for patients.

Grosberg tells Jim that some suicidal patients are released to go home directly from this ward and do not necessarily have to spend time in the convalescent ward. Jim begins to get upset because it seems as if he is being detained for no reason especially since...

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