My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum

Herman Charles Merivale

My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum

My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum

  • Title: My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum
  • Author: Herman Charles Merivale
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  • Page: 366
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I found this fascinating. At the moment, I work for a Group Home and work with adults and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. It was interesting to me to wonder at how the people I work with would have been treated 130 years ago. The author spends a lot of time attacking over treatment, and how at the time it seemed as though anyone caught at the wrong moment could have been admitted to an asylum (the author himself was nothing more than an hypochondriac). The author suggested repeatedly [...]

This book rambled on at a breakneck pace, jumped back and forth, repeated statements over and over, and was delightfully full of literary references, Greek, and French quotes. On one hand, I feel that the style of writing is purposeful; if I were to imagine a batty Victorian, this is, perhaps, what I would imagine. The concept was highly intriguing, as I have immediate family members who have mental illness, and can certainly relate to some of the manners of speech and observances the character [...]

At times, this story rambles however, it is quite thought provoking.

This is an illuminating memoir by Herman Merivale relating, as the title suggests, his time in one of England's countryside asylums in the 1860's. Merivale's tale could be the inspiration for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest": the main subject - in this case, the author - is less than justly sentenced to a facility for the mentally disturbed. Literally crazy caricatures abound, prisoner and jailer alike. Lofty psychology experts float in and out of Merivale's stay, some more respectable than oth [...]

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