Sylvia Plath Essay

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The life of Plath Sylvia Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1932 and is known to be one of the greatest writers of all time. Her rise to stardom began after her death, in which she committed suicide at the age of thirty. Her unique style of writing is based on her troubled life, as a feminist Sylvia Plath was trying to express her feeling as a woman through her work. Her work The collected Poems is a collection of poems that give rise to the following questions; who is Sylvia Plath? What is Sylvia Plath teaching us about herself? How much of this is self proposed? Did her expectations of life lead her to depression? Why isn 't there another Sylvia Plath? Her work of The Collected Poems helps us break down and analyze Sylvia Plath and …show more content…
She thought Ted was misguiding the children and Sylvia wasn 't going to allow that. In her poem “Child’s park stone," she symbolizes her children as plants and nature. In the last stanza she writes, “No man’s crowbar could uproot them; their beards are ever green”. In this line she is referring to her children as plants and the man is Ted, who in Sylvia’s eyes is holding back her children from reaching their full potential. She often criticizes her husband because she didn 't have the best marriage and everyone wants the best for their children. Her depression was due to a misguided look at …show more content…
What is Sylvia Plath teaching us about herself? How much of this is self proposed? Did her expectations of life lead her to depression? Why isn 't there another Sylvia Plath? After reading her poems and writing this essay I am able to answer these questions. Sylvia Plath was a women who throughout her life suffered because she wasn 't given the same rights as men were. She expresses her opinion of men and in all the poems that I read the men were always decided as villains, including her husband Ted. Sylvia Plath is teaching us that life isn 't always what you expect it to be. Her ideal marriage was never what she expected and even with her children, she was never truly happy. The death of her father played a major role in her life. She learned at a young age what pain and suffering was. Her expectations in life led her to fall towards depression. There isn 't anyone like Sylvia Plath, her unique writing of her life cannot be replicated. There have been similar artists like Tupac who have had their own struggles in life, but not from a woman’s point of view. Sylvia Plath’s life led her to become one of the most inspired female figures and one of the greatest writers of all

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