In the autobiography we learn much about the author and her experience, as about the age and society in which she lives. Discuss this statement with the specific references to the book (Min. 750 words).
From the "down the line" to the "first ocean voyage and it's running smoothly". For someone who is not familiar with Janet Frame biography it sounds almost as a fiction, but for everyone who had read the novel it is living
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the time. Inaccurate and unjustified diagnosis and questionable professional ethic may (and probably have!) ruined many lives. It leads us to think that such ignorance and lack of knowledge was typical for that time!
Fortunately medical science and overall attitude of the society have developed and changed for better. Sometimes we still find wrong attitudes in the society or ignorance among medical professionals, however these are generally isolated cases and do not represent current practice.