Comparison Of The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath

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The Bell Jar is a famous novel written by Sylvia Plath during the 1960’s. This novel is about a character named Esther Greenwood, who struggles with who she is and how she wants to live her life. Esther faces many problems, especially inside her head that leads her to depression and difficulties throughout the novel. Sylvia Plath has lived a complicated life that is much similar to Esther Greenwood's character. Her life is described in The Bell Jar through events, characters, and her written poems that conclude Sylvia Plath and Esther Greenwood are very much the same people.
Throughout Sylvia Plath’s life, she suffered from many personal struggles. When she was eight years old, her father had died from diabetes, and she blamed him for leaving her at such a young age. Due to this, she both loved and hated her father. Her feelings are expressed in the poem she wrote named “Daddy”. The poem describes images of horror and abandonment she felt from her father and used characters like Satan and Dracula to destroy husbands as the
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The novel itself reflects the events of Sylvia Plath’s life through her writing and her autobiographical character, Esther Greenwood. Esther and Sylvia both love writing and expressed their perception of society within their feelings and their writing. Esther Greenwood lives and experiences Sylvia Plath’s life and pain through the novel. They both have depression, attempted suicide, been in institutions and has experienced feeling worthless and oppressed through society and the male figures in their lives. The Bell Jar is just a novel of Sylvia Plath telling her story through the character Esther, except Sylvia Plath succeeded in killing herself at the age of thirty after multiple attempts, while Esther gets an interview at the end of the novel to determine whether or not she is free to leave the institution. Perhaps Esther Greenwood is the life Sylvia Plath would have wanted, to get

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