Blog 22: Annotated Bibliography

In one passage of delightful distillation, he exposes the paradox of those arguing to reduce “stigma” over mental illness, as if a bit more progressive empathy would somehow make insanity less frightening. “Fear of those believed to be insane was one reason the Victorians allocated so many resources to building mental asylums,” he writes. It’s a striking point, one he stumbled on while desperately searching for a hospital that could actually contain his son, who has an unerring gift for escape, and an irrepressible urge to run naked through frozen woods and rivers.

This is one of my sources which I will use in my paper. This source pretty much goes into and breaks apart one of the books I will be using called Henry’s Demons. This book is a non-fiction book that just grabs the reader and wanting to keep reading it to find out how the story will play out. This was a source I found that helps me write my paper efficiently. This will help the people reading my paper to understand why this quote is so important and can help me with connecting schizophrenia to Henry’s Demons. First off to understand this passage at all I decided to look up the words that I highlighted…

Distillation:The volatilization or evaporation and subsequent condensation of a liquid, as when water is boiled in aretort and the steam is condensed in a cool receiver

Allocated: to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot

Unerring: undeviatingly accurate throughout; not containing any error or flaw

Irrepressible:
not capable of being repressed, controlled, or restrained

 

 

 

 

 

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