Esther seizes a great opportunity to travel to New York and work on a magazine, only to find the night life and social obligations to be more than she desires. She struggles with trying to fit in with everyone else in terms of men and work, but ultimately finds herself wishing to be anywhere else. When faced with marriage, she fights to find a way out of that as well.
Ultimately, she finds herself finally struggling with a mental illness, which includes severe depression and contemplations of suicide. Meanwhile, she tries hard to keep a hold on reality and make others think there is nothing wrong with her. She goes as far as going to a mental hospital and facing electric shock treatments to "cure" herself.
This report prepared by kammie
Esther at age nineteen while staying in New York becomes overwhelmed by depression and is subsequently sent to a psychiatric hospital.
This report prepared by jenifer
She sees her first boyfriend naked and then has sex with a sailor she just met. She goes home from her college and then loses her mind and is given shock treatments.
This report prepared by Lyla Sharratt