In Girl, Interrupted, it’s clear from the early chapters of the memoir that Susanna Kaysen doesn’t really have control over what happens to her. She is given a diagnosis, sent away, and not given the opportunity to comment on her own mental wellbeing.
Write a 5- to 7-page research paper analyzing the concept of power and control in Girl, Interrupted. You’ll have to make an argument regarding who has control in the book, and why. You can choose to examine the power/control dynamic through several different lenses (gender roles, mental illness, class, psychology, etc.).
Because this is a research paper, you will need to consult at least three additional sources to prove the argument you make in your thesis. You will have to conduct research and find these sources on your own. Please include a Works Cited page that includes all your sources.
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