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Mental illness in the bangladeshi community

Findings The Bangladeshi population in the UK has grown rapidly, from 6″,000 in 1961 to 162″,835 in 1991 (Eade and Garbin, 2002), and is now estimated to be over double that figure. According to the 2001 Census, there were 275″,395 Bangladeshis living in England of which 254″,704 reported their religion as Muslim, 17 per cent of England’s Muslim population (Gardner,…

Explore how plath and shakespeare present mental illness in hamlet and the bell jar

The human condition of melancholia remains consistent throughout history, and the presentation of mental illness remains a regular theme in literature. Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ (1609) is an exploration of the complexities of a human mind breached by loss, and an exposé of human melancholia. Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’ (1963) considers aspects of the human psyche, explored by Shakespeare in ‘Hamlet’.…

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