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  • Similarities Between We The Animals And The Bell Jar

    How Much Should the Author’s Life be Known Authors Sylvia Plath of “The Bell Jar” and Justin Torres of “We the Animals” both incorporated many of their personal life events and struggles into their debut novels. By incorporating their hardships into their literary work, the two books provide an extensive look into both of the author 's frustration and fanciful imagination. In “The Bell Jar”, the protagonist, Esther Greenwood, is first described as a studious girl who, through her education, was granted a summer magazine internship to New York City. Instead of using this opportunity to network and grow as a writer, Esther begins to fall into an increasingly severe depression. She is constantly plagues by her repressed sexuality which forces her to prematurely choose between a successful poet or a married caged person. After the internship she returns home to her mother and attempts committing suicide and consequently, is then admitted into a mental institution. Through many failed remedial treatments and sessions with a female psychologist, Esther is deemed sane and moves on to college. Similarly, in Torres’s novel “We the Animals” sexuality plays a big part in the novel and how his family comes to terms with it. In Torres’s novel the narrator is constantly surrounded by his brothers and with childlike innocence described the abuse he witnessed as a young child. The novel then takes a jump cut to the narrator in his adolescence and his alienation from his brothers to his…

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  • Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

    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…

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  • Between Shades Of Gray Analysis

    Historical fiction. A two letter word a genre that wasn’t my style. I decided to read Between Shades Of Gray written by Ruta Sepetys, because of all the miraculous books reviews I have read on good reads. At first, I was worried, I’m the type of girl that reads books that are meant to teach a lesson, books that will change my life, I thought to myself how will Between Shades Of Gray change me? I have never been more amiss about a genre in my life. Between Shades Of Gray ultimately made me into…

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  • Esther Greenwood In Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar is about a story of a young, brilliant and enormously talented woman and her struggles as she grows up in a foreign country, America. This short autobiographical novel details six months in the life of its protagonist, Esther Greenwood and the events of Sylvia Plath's twentieth year; about how she tried to die, and how they stuck her together with glue. In the narrative's opening chapter, Esther, an over-achieving college student, is spending an unhappy summer as a guest editor for…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Bell Jar And The Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath

    The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and Thelma and Louise (1999) are both similar in that they are both strong feminist texts, addressing and discussing the issues of women’s rights in early and modern society. To represent this issue, as well as others within the text, both employ the use of characterisation, the development of the protagonists, and themes. Characters in the two texts play an important role in expressing the limited freedoms and rights of women and the societal conventions they are…

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  • Zorz Sari Essay

    Zorz Sari’s novel Κόκκινη κλωστή δεμένη is once again an exception. As it was mentioned in the previous chapter, this largely autobiographical novel was published in 1974 three years after the publication of the also autobiographical novel Όταν ο Ήλιος…. In these novels Sari reflects on her personal experience from the period of the Occupation, while her trilogy on History is completed with the novel Οι νικητές (The winners) set in the period of the Dekemvriana and published in 1983. Most of…

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  • Sacrifice In Between Shades Of Gray

    between shades of gray essay Sacrifice is the act of giving up something for another's benefit. Ruta Sepetys is the author of the novel, Between Shades of Gray, she creates historical fiction that contains many examples of sacrifice. This essay will focus on the various cases of sacrifice evident in each of the three sections of the novel entitled Thieves and Prostitutes, Maps and Snakes, and Ice and Ashes. The theme of sacrifice is apparent early in the novel. During the end of chapter seven,…

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  • Elements Of Voice: The Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath

    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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  • Analysis Of Esther By Sylvia Plath

    Esther wanted to get away from the real world because she considers herself a failure. She reminds herself while in a negative phase that “[she]’ll never get anywhere like that” (Plath 146). Her inward personality creates this negative view of herself, which is another sign of suicidal tendencies (Lester). She does not feel worthy. Once, she calls herself “a dull cart horse” (Plath 32). She criticized her writing by reminding herself that her professor called it “factitious” (Plath 147) even…

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  • Depression And Suicide In Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

    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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