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Doctor Bradshaw Failed Septimus

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The critic Shalom Rachman believed Doctor Bradshaw failed Septimus by thinking about the option of putting him in a psychiatric home and not realizing how damage Septimus was after the war. Doctor Bradshaw’s character was a “complex symbol” because he represented Woolf’s idea of knowing something, but not understanding the meaning of the certain item. Rachman implied that Doctor Bradshaw was blamed for Septimus’ problems because he was his doctor even though Bradshaw was not responsible for Septimus’ postwar shell shock. Doctor Bradshaw represented someone with a medical degree can misdiagnose shell shock and depression because the person did not want to believe something was wrong with someone else. Doctor Bradshaw could have seen the sign,

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