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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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    Thesis For The Bell Jar

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    The Bell Jar The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath, is a realistic, and shocking novel of a woman falling into the grips of insanity. The novel is a semi-autobiography, which means some of the things that happened in the book did happen. Sylvia Plath, will play the character Esther Greenwood, while as all the other characters had been people she met that gave her an idea of that character. The Bell Jar, is about a 19 year old girl named, Esther Greenwood, who undergoes a series of events before finding…

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    Biography Mary Higgins Clark, a bestselling author of mystery and suspense books, was born in the Bronx, New York on December 24, 1927. Clark had published her first short story in 1956 but decided to try her hand at books in 1964 when she became windowed with five children to look after. Where Are the Children?, her first suspense novel, became an instant bestseller. After her father died, Clark became a secretary to help support the family after graduating from high school. Then she spent…

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    The Bell Witch: Apparition? Witch? Demon? or Poltergeist? The book Ghosts and Demons: The Truth of the Bell Witch written by KyL T. Cobb, Jr. is a skeptical and scholarly review that explores the conflicting facts among different literary texts written about a sinister entity that tortured a Tennessee pioneer family during the 1800’s. Types of paranormal entities such as Apparitions, Poltergeists, Orbs, and Shadow People are defined and their history and nature is discussed. Some of the earliest…

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    A Bell Jar with a tight lid As easy as it is for some individuals to go their lives knowing exactly who they are, some people go their whole life trying to find themselves. The journey to self-discovery is present in The Bell Jar, for the novel focuses on the narrator, Esther Greenwood as she struggles to find herself. Through the skillful use of various literary devices, the author, Sylvia Plath, presents the theme of identity in the novel. The first introduction of Esther’s lack of…

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    It is popularly said that movies reflect life. Directors and writers of movie production usually aim to send some form of message to their audience that may be adhere to the political, social, economic, or moral aspects of modern life. Some of these movies directly refer to modern events and entangle them into the plot of the movie. This event or policy usually directly affects the main character. This is reflected in the movie Saw VI, directed by Kevin Greutert in 2009. Saw VI reflects a real…

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    Bell Jar Personification

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    Sylvia Plath, knowledgeable beyond her years, had many complications with her mental health as she grew up. This poem in particular was introduced to the public through a biographical introduction of her novel “The Bell Jar”. Through the villanelle structure, Mad Girl’s Love Song uses seemingly endless repetition, dark personification, and references to mythological creatures to touch base with the complications of the human mind, the toxicity of mental illnesses and disorders, and beyond…

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    Frida Kahlo Surrealism

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    Frida Kahlo, who was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyoacan, Mexico, was a Mexican artist known for self-portraits, which had a deeper meaning. Frida Kahlo used oil, Masonite, and canvas for her self-portrait paintings. She died on July 13, 1954, in Coyoacan, Mexico, due to a pulmonary embolism. The art styles of Frida Kahlo were surrealism and realism. Surrealism is an art form when a painting has unrelated images in a very strange way. Realism is a style of painting are depicted as they are…

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    The Bell Jar Essay

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    “In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized” - Alex Grey, American visionary artist and author. Written in 1963 by Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar is a stunningly intricate novel that tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a 19-year-old woman who has just been awarded an internship at Ladies Day Magazine in New York city. Although her life seems beautiful and full of opportunities, Esther comes to despise it as she slowly loses her mind upon returning from New…

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    Trances and Dreams Complicating Desire & Blackness in Jean Toomer’s “Esther” Jean Toomer’s “Esther” is a bildungsroman text that follows the light skinned protagonist, Esther, through four distinct ages in three chapters. “Esther” is full of magical realism coupled with female desire which is often expressed through dreams, visions, and color. From the beginning, the reader can contrast Esther with Karintha, Louisa and other female characters in Cane. Esther is not desired by white or black…

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