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    A Summer in New York City Before The Trapping of a Bell Jar Pain, Parties, Work by Elizabeth Winder gives an account of the summer in New York City that Sylvia Plath talks about in her novel, The Bell Jar. This novel captivates in great and vivid detail the enjoyment that Sylvia Plath has in the summer of 1953. However, while Pain, Parties, Work sheds light on the vivacious side of Sylvia Plath during that summer, it doesn’t match the life that Sylvia portrays in her own novel. Sylvia in New York City is electrically alive; Sylvia in her own novel is drained from it. In 1953, Sylvia Plath had applied for an internship with the magazine, Mademoiselle. Before her summer in New York, she was attending Smith College and was feeling overworked and in need of an escape, “Everyone wanted to be one of Mademoiselle’s guest editors, but Sylvia needed it--- some shot of…

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    Daddy and Lady Lazarus are poems written in 1963, by Sylvia Plath and were shortly released after her death. Sylvia Plath is a famous American poet born in October 27, 1932. Plath was really depressed since at the age of 10 after her Father's death. She tried to commit suicide multiple times and failed.Plath's famous Poems “Daddy” and “Lady Lazarus” are mainly influenced on her depression and her complex relationship with her Dad and her husband Ted Hughes. Ted hughes leaving Plath left her…

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    Depression In The Bell Jar

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    Causes and Impact of Depression in The Bell Jar “The longer I lay there in the clear hot water the purer I felt, and when I stepped out at last and wrapped myself in one of the big, soft white hotel bath towels I felt pure and sweet as a new baby” (Plath 49). The aforementioned “purity” is attributed to transformation, the washing away of the dirt as she descends into a cleaner self. Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar morphs this idea of sanity and purity twisting it to make us all question if a glass…

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    Elements of Voice: The Bell Jar The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is a timeless literary classic. One reason that this novel has transcended the ages since the 1960s is Plath’s expert use of the elements of voice. Few novels may stand the test of time. A vast knowledge of author’s craft is necessary to create a story that is intricate and detail-oriented without becoming overly specific and unrelateable. Sylvia Plath suffered from depression throughout her life, which led to her poetry and novels…

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    Often described as a perfectionist, Sylvia Plath was an enviable, popular, academically successful college student when her losing battle with depression began. Having published her first poem at eight years old, Plath was a writer at her core, and her journey with mental illness can be revealed and analyzed in her writing which gave Plath a method of coping with and externalizing her many debilitating anxieties. In her many published poems, stories, and essays Plath covers topics on identity,…

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    Sylvia Plath’s 1963 novel “The Bell Jar”, briefs the story of an amazing, gifted poet, Esther Greenwood, whose falling apart piece by piece due to the pressure of society. Throughout the novel Esther gave many signs on how she's slowly falling apart. When working for the Ladies’ Day magazine in New York, Esther develops a mental illness. An illness that makes her unable to sleep then leads to her not being able to read and write. She then tries to commit suicide multiple times due to the lack of…

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    After Madame Ratignolle and Robert’s conversation suggests that Edna’s attraction towards Robert comes from Edna’s desire for an intimate physical and emotional connection she lacks with her husband, Mademoiselle Reisz, with her artistry, subverts that assumption. Edna’s love for Robert does not stem from the loneliness she suffers from her marriage, and she knows this but denies it anyway until Mademoiselle Reisz plays a prelude by Chopin. With the pianist’s help, Edna dejectedly acknowledges…

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    Mademoiselle Edna Quotes

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    “Come whenever you feel like it. Be careful; the stairs and landings are dark; don’t stumble.” Page 64, speaker is Mademoiselle Reisz. Edna went to visit Mademoiselle Reisz because she wanted to hear her play the piano, it soothes her. Edna learns that she was receiving letters from Robert and wants to visit her more frequently. Not only does Edna want to see Mademoiselle Reisz to help calm her nerves and help her figure out her feelings, now Edna has an ulterior motive in her visits; to read…

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    Unit 4 Individual Project (Dramatic Writing and Poetry) The dramatic one-act play used for this project is entitled The Stronger, written by a man named August Strindberg in the year 1889. The characters in the play are two females known as Madame X and Mademoiselle Y. Madame X is very well spoken and proper. She appears to come from a higher class of society from the proper way that she speaks as well as the way she spoke of having servants. Madame X seems to be a very opinionated and…

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    "Mademoiselle Guillotine" During the course of the French Revolution, the persistent rebels finally achieved their goal and overthrew the tyrannical monarchy. However, even after this initial struggle came even greater bloodshed, for the rebels proved they could be just as brutal as their old oppressors. Yet, this brutality would never have been as extreme as it was were it not for the invention of the infamous guillotine. A dark machine designed for decapitation, it consists of a tall, wooden…

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