Before diving into the novel itself, one must have a strong mental image of the mastermind behind this creation. Sylvia Plath was the first child of Aurelia and Otto Plath. Her father was 21 years her mother’s senior and an internationally recognized professor. He sadly passed away when Plath was only eight years old from undiagnosed diabetes which undoubtedly had an effect on young Plath’s childhood. Upon completing high school, Plath obtained a scholarship to study English at Smith College and it was here that her work was recognized by major magazines such as Seventeen and Mademoiselle. After graduation from Smith College as summa cum laude, she began working for Mademoiselle in Manhattan, New York. This is the point at which the novel begins to reflect her life. Sylvia Pla...
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