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    women to make themselves look good. Specifically, Sylvia Plath was oppressed in her literary life by Otto Plath and Ted Hughes. These two men influenced her writing in many different ways. Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy,” reflects the biographical context of how growing up with her father and her relationship with her husband affected her writings. Sylvia Plath’s father inspired her writings by their “bond” and his death. Otto is always spoken about in a negative way. In John Rietz’s article, Sylvia Plath states, “He was an auto-crat. I adored and despised him, and I probably wished he were dead. When he obliged me and died, I imagined him that I killed him”…

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    presentation of women is a prominent theme in both Rebecca and Birthday letters. In Rebecca the narrator is shown as chained by the gender roles of her society. Written in 1938 Daphne Du Maurier breaks the conventions of society by creating a character and a story line that was deemed socially unacceptable at the time. In contrast Birthday Letters shows the biased interpretation of Ted Hugh’s and Sylvia Plath’s relationship which led to Sylvia becoming a feminist icon for many. Both texts…

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    Plath, had “an authoritative attitude” towards his children. He always treated Sylvia badly until he died when she was eight years old. Growing up without a father for the rest of her life made her cringe even more. Feeling like she was her father’s accident, all she wanted was to find someone like him to make her feel better. That’s when she found her husband, Ted Hughes, at Cambridge University. Plath and Hughes married in 1956 and moved to the United States. There, they took jobs at Smith…

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    The Minotaur Poem Analysis

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    “The Minotaur”, metaphor is used in a variety of ways. Hughes takes a domestic incident, and transforms in into an exploration of the difficult relationship between himself and Plath, his wife. Though this exploration, Hughes uses the myth of the Minotaur as a creative starting point from which he draws his metaphors. By titling the poem “The Minotaur” Hughes draws on the historical context of the myth. This is particularly effective in assisting the poem to explore “haunting memories of his…

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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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    Silvia Plath (1932-1963) was born in Boston. She had a complicated relationship with her father, who died from diabetes when she was 8. She later said that his death was the reason for her emotional turmoil in her adult years. Her mother was an English teacher and she encouraged Plath to write. Plath published her first piece in the newspaper around the time her father died (“Silvia Plath.” 1046-1047). She attended Smith college and her junior year she won a prize from the Mademoiselle…

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    depression in her poems was caused after her husband, the poet Ted Hughes, left her for another woman. Plath’s writing style has always been criticized for being excessively autobiographical and because of her continuous suicidal suspicion. However, Plath has never been criticized for the irony of the poem “The Applicant” compared to the rest of her poems. “The Applicant” talks about a consumer based society, condemned by Plath for objectifying women. She starts the poem directly speaking to…

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    Lady Lazarus Poem

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    disturbing and painful images that will captivate ones imagination. I believe most of the pain and resentment in Sylvia Plath’s work came from her depressed life plus her failed marriage. Plath was a great poet born 27 October 1932, in the popular city of Boston, Massachusetts. Her depression started at a young age, which she expressed in her diary. At age 21 was her first attempt at suicide by overdosing on a sleeping medication. After recovering while still at a young age of 24, Plath would…

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    A person who feels abandonment by a loved one eventually will begin to feel alone. Poet, Sylvia Plath was far too familiar with this feeling. In many of her writings, such as “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Plath wrote about her depressing feelings, especially towards her husband. In the story, she explains looking at the disgusting wallpaper and the feeling of being lonely. Towards the ending, it goes to explain her happiness began to develop through her children. Many of her writings include emotional…

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    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 of college , she won a job as “guest managing editor” at the magazine. She continued her career and wrote and published in both the college newspaper and in large circulations including “seventeen”,and “The Christian…

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