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    attention and not really trying to kill herself. In actuality these are just constant signs that she is mentally il and needs proper treatmeant. The author of the novel also had previous failed suicide attempts. One of Plath’s attempt to end her life mirrors the way the protagonist Esther almost identically. They both overdosed on sleeping pills and passed out in their mother’s crawl space for three days. It was for both the author and the character, the reason they were admitted to a mental institution and treated with electroshock therapy. Because the scene is so similar to the one that the author faces it gives the book a more macabre feel to it. The blanks thoughts the character feels before swallowing those pills and then waking up in a hospital could be the very same thing that Plath felt. And we know this because in the foreword written by Frances McCullough, he describes how during the last years of her life she was…

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    Sexism In The Bell Jar

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    example Plath states: “I felt verys till and very empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along the middle of surrounding hullabaloo.” (P. 3). Sylvia went to a mental facility herself, and received treatments, just as her autobiographical character, Esther, does. Plath was diagnosed with depression by Dr. Lindemann who did not take her illness seriously. He believed that, “Sylvia suffered no mental disease or psychosis” and she would recover fully. (Hemphill, Stephanie “Your…

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    “The Bell Jar” by Victoria Lucas (Pseudonym of Sylvia Plath) was first time published on 14 January 1963 in the U.S of America after her death in a same year. This book was written as novel by Sylvia Lucas, but in comparison with her life before this book, we can clearly say that it is autobiographical book, where the author tries to wright her personal story but under different name, Plath choose Esther Greenwood as her protégé in the book. Both of them had experience with magazines and…

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    Figurative Language Comparison Sylvia Plath’s writes with frequent comparisons, always keeping the reader inclined to keep reading to further understand her metaphors. Plath uses a clear example of simile when Esther is dragging herself down about her looks. Esther is comparing her appearance and talents to other people as if she is “a racehorse in a world without racetracks or a champion college footballer suddenly confronted by wall street and a business suit” as all of her accomplishments…

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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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    The Story of an Hour is a short story by author Kate Chopin, that was published in 1984. The story was originally published in Vogue, on December 6th, titled "The Dream of an Hour”. Louise Mallard, the main character, has heart problems. Therefore, at the beginning of the text we are told that she must be informed of her husband’s death in a careful manner. Her sister Josephine delivers the news. The reader is also told that Louise’s husband’s friend, named Richards, had learned about his…

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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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    tries to commit suicide. She failed many times to go through with it; it seemed as if her body didn't want to do it but heart had the desire to. After successfully going through with the suicide due to not knowing who she is anymore, Esther was admitted to a hospital. When asking a nurse for a mirror and finally getting to see herself, she thought is was a “picture.” “You couldn't tell whether the person in the picture was a man or a woman, because their hair was shaved off and sprouted…

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