Unformatted text preview: Chapter 16 gives us an account of Joan's illness, and we see that she has had many experiences like Esther's and also that many of their perceptions are similar. In addition, Joan has collected newspaper clippings that tell about Esther's disappearance and attempted suicide and rescue. They are like two little girls in a conspiracy with each other against a cruel and insensitive world. Joan has collected her clippings in much the same way that Esther collected yellow journalism articles. Esther has her first insulin reaction, and Dr. Nolan tells her that she will not be plagued by any more visitors. Esther then tells us that on her birthday, Mrs. Greenwood brought her roses; she threw them out, then told Dr. Nolan that she hates her mother. Dr. Nolan replies, "I suppose you do." Chapter 17 begins with Esther's being told how lucky she is. She is moving up to Belsize. Esther Chapter 17 begins with Esther's being told how lucky she is....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09