Rachel's schizophrenia paper

Rachel's schizophrenia paper - Schizophrenia Paper When a...

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Schizophrenia Paper When a close family member is afflicted by schizophrenia, one is faced with an abundance of difficult decisions and heart-wrenching situations. For Patrick Cockburn, a correspondent for the newspaper The Independent , such emotion-filled circumstances came at a quite unlikely time. Cockburn became aware of his son Henry’s conditions while reporting abroad in Kabul, covering the fall of the Taliban. “I was desperate to see Henry; irrationally, I felt that if I did so, all would come right in the world,” confesses Cockburn. Relaying the dramatic tale of his treacherous and exhausting return home through dangerous regions, Cockburn draws the audience in with a moving and touching appeal. However, as Henry’s schizophrenic condition becomes more severe, Cockburn resorts to a more informative, journalistic type of writing, which serves to decrease the emotional appeal of the storyline. Exploring the beginning of Henry’s mental illness, Cockburn shares the confusion and guilt he feels about the development and mechanics of his son’s disease. “I wondered how he
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Berry College.

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