The chapter starts out with Sathnam and his family making their way to Croft Resource centre in Bilston. Sathnam first describes how each of his family members look like and how odd they must seem as a collection to onlookers. Sathnam and his mum start a series of discussions and he describes the bus ride vividly referring back to his teenage days where he remembers the same people in the street.
Once at the Croft Resource Centre, Sathnam remembers a peculiar conversation he once had with a friend; to determine if someone is mentally ill, a person needs to yawn repeatedly and if they do not yawn as well, this means they have more chance of being mentally ill. He describes the people with him in the waiting room and how he sympathized with them after he had spoken to them. He amplifies the fact that it’s important not to judge a book by its cover like he does. After that he describes his father’s doctor and how Indian he is.
Furthermore, Sathnam gets more information about his father’s disease and his condition at that point. He listens to Dr. Patel and when his father speaks he seems overwhelmed with how his father acts. Eventually Dr. Patel explains that his father is doing so well because he is in a family setting. An Indian family setting, as studies show that Indian families cope better with schizophrenia than western families. By the end of the chapter, Sathnam, having just interviewed a major recording artist, was distracted with more questions about his father instead of having his questions answered.
In this chapter on Crisis in Family, the death of one’s child, parent, or suicide of a close family member can cause a devastating crisis within a marriage. Mothers and fathers relate to death in different ways, which causes conflict within the marriage. Depending on the circumstances of the death, one spouse may accuse the other of not sharing in the grief, or blaming the other for the death of ...
Analysis of song /chapter title: There are a couple songs that have the title “Doctor! Doctor! ”. The most likely song for this chapter is by Iron Maiden. The lyrics are: Doctor doctor, please Don’t you know I’m going fast Doctor doctor, please Don’t you know I just can’t last She walked up to me and really stole my heart And then she started to tear my body apart Livin’ lovin’ I’m on the run So far away from you Livin’ lovin’ I’m on the run So far away from you [ Lyrics from: http://www. lyricsfreak. com/i/iron+maiden/doctor+doctor_20180001. html ] Doctor doctor, please
Don’t you know I just can’t last Doctor doctor, please Don’t you know I’m going fast It’s only just a moment But she’s turning paranoid It’s another situation for a nervous boy Doctor doctor, please Don’t you know I’m going fast Doctor doctor, please Don’t you know I just can’t last But you look so angry as I crawled across your floor She’s got the strength, I just can’t take any more Livin’ lovin’ I’m on the run So far away from you Livin’ lovin’ I’m on the run So far away from you Oooh! I’m on the run The line, ‘’But she’s turning paranoid” can refer to part of the conversation Sathnam and Dr.
Patel had. As schizophrenia has a lot to do with paranoia. Development of plot: This chapter shows how Sathnam is starting to understand just how much he doesn’t know about his father, and what schizophrenia actually means for him. Development of theme – culture clash: In this chapter, very little is mentioned about the difference in cultures except for a few moments. For example when Sathnam discovers that Indian families are more supportive for the sufferers of schizophrenia and that western families break up quicker due to these issues.
Furthermore, he sees Dr. Patel as really Indian which shows the culture clash within Sathnam himself as well. If Sathnam felt more Indian rather than western, he would not notice this most likely. He would find it completely normal. (end of p. 120-121) Development of theme – schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is the main focus in this chapter. Sathnam discovers more about his father’s condition and illness. He is not afraid to ask about it and wants to know what the possible symptoms are. The reader discovers more about the illness as well as Sathnam.
In the movie The Doctor, the main character Dr. Jack McKee, got a taste of his own medicine. He attended to his patients in an inappropriate and unprofessional manner. One of his patients complained how her husband and her are losing their relationship, Dr. Jack McKee responded that the staple on her chest scar made her look like a playboy centerfold and that her husband would love that. He was ...