The Collected Schizophrenias Themes

Esmé Weijun Wang
This Study Guide consists of approximately 48 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Collected Schizophrenias.
This section contains 2,672 words
(approx. 7 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Collected Schizophrenias Study Guide

Societal Misconceptions about Schizophrenia

The author threads this theme throughout the collection to demonstrate the difficulty that people afflicted with the schizophrenias face because of judgmental attitudes about this mental health condition in society. People with schizophrenia are often viewed as utterly insane, and often dangerous, and these generalizations have caused the author in particular to feel insecure and to stress her high-functioning characteristics in response (her ivy league education, her career successes, her relationships and her ability to dress well).

Wang feels that the media is partially responsible for these misconceptions, in part for reporting on (and speculating about) the mental health conditions of mass shooters and other reprehensible criminals. She references a 2015 op-ed in the magazine Newsweek titled “Charleston Massacre: Mental Illness Common Thread in Mass Shootings” that declares that shooters like Jared Loughner, Jiverly Wong, and James Holmes were all suffering from psychosis. “Schizophrenics are seen...

(read more)

This section contains 2,672 words
(approx. 7 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Collected Schizophrenias Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Collected Schizophrenias from BookRags. (c)2021 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.