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  • Yes, A College Degree Is Worth The Cost By Rodney K. Smith

    Determining whether pursing a college education is worth the money is a matter that will cross the minds of many at some point in their lives. Some believe that college is not only a waste of time but, also money. On the other hand, some would argue that education is an investment that will pay off later in life. In the article “Yes, A College Degree is Worth the Costs,” Rodney K. Smith states that his family views education as an investment and stewardship. He argues that “[m]any in the rising generation fail to see education as a stewardship worthy of investment on their part.” Meaning that many are failing to see the value of education. Education plays a major role in ones future and it shouldn’t be taken for granted. Smith’s key supporting…

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  • Summary Of The Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath

    At the end of the novel, Ester is released from the hospital with a hopeful mindset, but is still weary of the possibility of becoming sad again. Ester questioned, “How do I know that someday—at college, in Europe, somewhere, anywhere—the bell jar, with its stifling distortions, wouldn’t descend again,” (Plath 241). The ending leaves readers with an ambiguous view of Ester’s future. However, Plath did not allow herself to recover from her electroshock therapy gone awry and ended her life in…

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  • The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath was an inspiring and gifted young author who used her life experiences as muses for her writings. In the novel The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath portrays mental illness and feminism through Esther. During the 1950’s in America, women were not educated and not expected to go to college. They were not prepared to support themselves and could rely on marriage and children as a predestined fate. Plath and Esther defied these stereotypical views when Plath attended Smith College and exceeded…

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  • Sylvia Plath Mad Girl's Love Song Analysis

    born ,and in 1936 the family moved to Winthrop ,Massachusettsets. In 1940 her dad died a week and a half after her birthday, and in that same year at the age of eight Sylvia Plath published her first poem . She was a gifted and troubled poet, and after publishing a number of works she won a scholarship to Smith College in 1950.Plath was an outstanding student and while she was still in college, she wrote her first fiction story, “Sunday at The Mintons.” During the summer after her third year…

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  • Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar Analysis

    age, but he died in 1940 right after Sylvia turned eight. Her overwhelming love for the sea started at a very young age, because she realized how beautiful it was, whilst recognized the power it contained. She repeated the fifth grade, to be the same age as her classmates. Plath aced all courses and remained a star student throughout school. Sylvia’s first poem was published in August of 1941 when she was 8 in the Boston Herald. After that, she began keeping a journal in 1944. The journal was…

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  • Theme Of Mirror By Sylvia Plath

    The protagonist, Esther Greenwood, is a nineteen year old college student who lives through a summer in New York City as a guest editor for a fashion magazine. Because of her severe depression once returning home, Esther is put into a mental hospital, where her treatment only made the mental illness worse. Similar to Sylvia Plath, an article explaining The Bell Jar wrote: “Esther feels she is too ugly and too smart to compete for men with the fashionable coeds she encounters at college”…

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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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  • 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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  • The Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath is known for being a feminist writer before the women’s rights movement. She wrote numerous poems and books including The Bell Jar. The story is about a women that is slowly losing her sanity and includes all of her family and friends. The time frame makes the story more intense because treatment then was very harsh against mental illness. But they didn’t know how much more damage they were actually causing. Mental illness can’t be forced out of a human but it can be helped if the…

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  • Similarities Between We The Animals And The Bell Jar

    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…

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