A “seasonal visitor” to McLean, Daisy checks herself into the ward at Thanksgiving each year and leaves just before Christmas. Combative, cagey, and vulgar, Daisy is also notable because her father brings her a whole rotisserie chicken every few days. Lisa, desperate to know what is up with Daisy, her father, and the chickens, hoards laxatives—which Daisy demands from the nurses daily but can never get enough of—and exchanges them for access to Daisy’s room. Lisa reports back to the other girls that Daisy has stashed rows of whole chicken carcasses beneath her bed, and uses the laxatives to help her pass the enormous amounts of poultry she consumes. One May, the girls on the ward are called to a special meeting, at which they are informed that Daisy has committed suicide—on her birthday, in the brand-new apartment her father recently purchased for her.
Daisy Character Timeline in Girl, Interrupted
The timeline below shows where the character Daisy appears in Girl, Interrupted. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8: If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now
...girls are called to a special Hall Meeting, in which the head nurse announces that Daisy committed suicide the previous day in her new apartment. The girls clamor for details, but... (full context)
Chapter 13: Ice Cream
Chapter 20: Security Screen
Chapter 32: My Diagnosis
...feel better about things. Susanna was never seriously suicidal, she maintains, but for someone like Daisy, she wonders if suicide is indeed a “premature” death. She doesn’t believe Daisy should have... (full context)