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...e would be a complete shock and quite abnormal for the behaviour of a young woman. “I thought a spectacular change would come over me the day I crossed the boundary line.” (Plath 1262) Esther believes that some big change would occur from liberating herself from society by having a sexual experience outside of marriage. Both see the norms of society as something to defy against. They differ in that Esther thinks having a sexual experience takes you to the next level. Whereas Holly has had several affairs and knows that it does not amount to much. The two characters are still similar in that they are both rebelling against society in some sort of manner using their own methods.
Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar. New York: Harper & Row, 1971. E Book Reader Kindle.
Capote, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany's. London: Penguin Classics, 1958. E Book Reader Kindle.
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