The Shrike - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Kramm
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Dr. Bellman keeps his promise to Ann and meets with Jim the next day. Jim tells Dr. Bellman that he feels differently about himself than he did when he entered the hospital two weeks ago. Jim tells Dr. Bellman that he is ready to go home and find some sort of job and just recover from this whole experience.

Dr. Bellman asks Jim if he thinks he will need psychiatric help once he leaves the hospital and Jim replies that he does not think it will be necessary. Jim is also prepared to address any stigma related to his hospitalization and repeats that he is ready to be released just as soon as possible.

Dr. Bellman surprises Jim by releasing him immediately and giving Jim permission to call his wife. He reminds Jim that he will be released into Ann's custody. Jim phones Ann and...

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