Madness and Mental Health ("Madness" is not always…
Madness and Mental Health
"Madness" might simply be a behaviour that necessarily doesn't make sense with the worlds common perceptions.
Cosi says that there is madness outside the asylum too
The chaos of politics
The chaos of Vietnam War
Free Love and Sex
The new age society
Roy-"Do you think they'll get the idea that the toy soldiers symbolise real soldiers?... You're dealing with a mad audience, you know?"- Page 57
This quote is telling us that the audience is actually made and the patients aren't.
"Madness" is not always psychological or psychiatric it can just be someone else judgement.
Nick taunts Lewis for directing a play with mental patients
Nick- 'Why? Its a funny farm. They're coming to take me away, ha,ha!"-Page 76
This quote tells us that Nick just judges madness as psychiatric people. He 's definition of madness is just a judgement of someone's behaviour and actions
The part of being sane is being insane
"Justin:A madman is someone who arrives at a fancy dress party dressed in the Emperor's new clothes"-Pg.7
This quote tells us people can believe that they want to believe. It tells us that people that are stupid or below them can't see the clothes. Basically it says that the people just can't read them .
It shows that anyone could be struck by Mental Illnesses
Each character was different.
They were each different
They came from different locations
The play's refusal to define the psychological or psychiatric conditions of any of the patients in the institution.