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Unformatted text preview: liked as well. In the next paragraph, Kaysen goes on to explain how all the nurses had a “special language”, but Valerie did not. Kaysen makes the point in this passage that because none of the patients were intimidated by Valerie, a woman of much higher power within the facility, there was a stronger element of trust between them and her. She did not try to prove her superiority to the patients, and for that they respected her. Valerie did not make her patients feel like they were problematic, using phrases that she knew they could relate to and understand. Although Valerie was a woman of higher power than the patients of the institution, they all trusted her because she did not try to force her power upon the patients....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Sean during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.
- Spring '08
- Girl, Interrupted