Lisa is the most powerful personality on the ward. Her utter disregard for authority makes her a frustrating and entertaining figure in the eyes of the other girls. Whether engaging in complicated pranks or escaping from the hospital, Lisa ensures that the routine of the ward never goes uninterrupted for long. Lisa is proud of her diagnosis as a sociopath and revels in the attention her antics earn her. Lisa is a dangerously attractive figure for the other girls, and the dark side of her personality can appear without warning. Lisa veers from extravagantly kind to perversely cruel. Kaysen meets Lisa some years after their time at McLean and is shocked to see her old friend dressed as a suburban mother, child in tow. In the course of their conversation, however, it becomes clear that Lisa’s personality is as unpredictable as ever; her new life can’t conceal Lisa’s impulsiveness and volatility.
17. Whom do the girls visit on the maximum-security ward?
SparkNotes says the correct answer is Lisa Cody, when it was actually Alice Calais (vivid because of the feces all over her and the room).
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5. What does Jim Watson offer to do for Kaysen?
Sparknotes says the correct answer is
(C) Help her escape to New York
but the real correct answer is
(A) Take her to England.
In the chapter The Secret of Life, page 27, Jim Watson offers to take Susanna to England and she refuses.
22. In Kaysen’s opinion, what is a sign that a mental patient may be incurable?
Can someone tell me where to find the answer to question 22 and explain why it is A no desire to be cured instead of what I originally thought which was C no doubts about one's craziness?
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