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Lori Schiller Writing Styles in The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness

Lori Schiller
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The perspective of the Quiet Room is multifaceted and composed of many different individuals, but with one primary person at the helm. The primary narrator is that of Lori Schiller, the book's main character. The book is written mostly in the first-person as a result. The book ranges over Lori's life between ages seventeen and thirty, but the book was written over five years afterwards, around 1994.

Lori's perspective looking back over her life is one of hope but also of struggle and hard-won self-respect. Her story is a difficult one, full of pain, terror, anxiety, disappointment and family trauma. Lori hated herself and her life was nearly destroyed by her illness, not only through suicide attempts but through entirely losing her sanity.

More than anything, Lori's perspective is of a person who wants to communicate her struggle to others in order to help them cope with their own...

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