Daddy By Sylvia Plath Analysis

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The poem “Daddy,” by Sylvia Plath is a descriptive poem of Plath’s feelings towards her dead father. The grief stuck by her father passing, heavily impacting her way of life. Plath had a hard time growing up because she felt alone without her father and she felt incomplete because she never got a chance to know her father or what he was like. Plath claims she is “through,” but evidence shows that she did not come to terms with her father because her suffering, aggression, and disrespect towards her father continued to grow overtime.
Throughout the poem, the author expresses aggression towards her father’s death that caused her a lot of pain and suffering for most of her childhood and also, continued on into her adulthood. Plath has a lot of
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She creates an image of what she believed her father would have been like. Plath illustrates, “I have always been scared of you, with your Luftwaffe, your gobbledygoo. And your neat mustache and your Aryan eye, bright blue” (Plath). Plath is comparing her father to a Nazi, which is proof of Plath’s continuing hatred towards her father. She went to the extent of creating a fictitious image of her father as being someone who was evil and controlling because she was scared to talk to him. Plath uses Jews in prison camps to describe her feelings of desertion. She relates her father’s desertion as leaving her for dead like prisoners in concentration camps. The fact that Plath has a lot of hatred and still seems to be distressed, demonstrates that she is still affected by her father’s and she will continue to hate him for abandoning …show more content…
The last line of the poem, "Daddy, you bastard, I 'm through," indicates that she is done with all her suffering and that Plath has come to terms with her father (Plath). However, this statement does not seem reasonable when considering other factors such as Path’s tone of voice and use of language. This still reveals her anger and at the same time calling him "daddy" makes her seem a sad little girl. Plath’s use of profanity towards her father does not support the fact that she has come to terms with her father. In fact, this shows how much of a negative affect her father’s death has had on her life. If Plath were to come in terms with her father, she would have not addressed him with such language, she is disrespecting him by calling him a “bastard.” She blames him for his own death, which is not rational because death is not chosen by a human being. Death is something that happens unexpectedly or due to serious

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