The Bell Jar - Chapter 15 and Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15

Philomena Guinea, Esther’s benefactress, gets her transferred to a private hospital. During the journey, Esther contemplates jumping off the bridge over the Charles River. Her mother and brother flank her on both sides so she is unable to get out of the car. Esther knows that she should feel grateful to Philomena, but she feels nothing. She feels trapped under a bell jar.

Esther gets her own room at Caplan. There are no bars on the windows. Esther is unnerved by what happened on the bridge. She knows that even if her mother and brother had not been there she would not have made a move to jump. Another surprise is her doctor at Caplan. Dr. Nolan is a woman. Esther did not know there were women psychiatrists. The patients are given privileges to play golf and badminton.

Dr. Nolan...

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