п»ї''MADNESS'' AND ''TRUTH'' IN REVITALIZATION

The idea of craziness is central in the book Regeneration, as the very start is shown as a have difficulty between the 'real' madness plus the social conventions that business lead people to believe what should or should not be considered craziness. The text is usually introduced with a letter authored by one of the main personas, Siegfried Sassoon, who is going to be delivered to a mental hospital intended for protesting up against the war. Yet after examining the page which is supposed to prove Sasoon's mental health issues, the doctor in control of the case, W. H. Ur. Rivers, starts off doubting about if it is real illness or not. In fact , in the discussion he provides with one of his colleagues after browsing the notice, we can look at the sentence ''Does it matter what his state of mind is? ''. So , even though later on we find out that Sasoon offers terrible nightmares and hallucinations, the reason why he is sent to medical center is purely social, he's sent there because he complains about what is definitely socially satisfactory, which in this kind of war-time was going to the front to fight for your country. In fact, in a way, you is advised right in the first phase that Sasoon is certainly not insane, when the author uses an external analepsis to narrate the chat he had with his friend just before knowing that he was going to always be sent to Craiglockhart. In this chat is obviously stated that he does what this individual does to become consistent with his ideas, even if he have experienced some hallucinations or nightmares because of traumas related to warfare (fact that is certainly presented while something fully understandable so that as something that would not affect his mental well being until the stage of being regarded as insane, in the same way something that the authorities will use against him to place him within a mental medical center instead of a standard prison, and this way avoid the pacifist propaganda). So here a new question occurs: is real truth a general reality? And more important, in case it is so , do we know it simply by heart or will all of us...