Song of a Captive Bird - "Rebellion," pages 205-232 Summary & Analysis

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Forough opens this chapter by revealing that in “another time—but one not so distant from [her] own,” a woman who had lost her reputation would be considered “psychotic” (204). Forough then reveals that after her father drugged her, she was sent to the Rezayan Clinic, which was not as bad as a psychosis center, but was close. Forough says that at the clinic, “order replaced dereliction and the tortures were called ‘treatments’” (205).

When Forough wakes up in the clinic, she does not recognize her surroundings. The nurses are “foreigner[s], European most likely,” and mispronounce Forough’s name. They tell Forough she has been sick, and will stay the clinic until “[she] might feel better” (209). Although Forough tries to fight against the nurses, they drug her until she is not in control of her body. Forough is then taken to meet the...

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