Undoubtedly a troubled childhood which can be infered from this poem is consistent with the subsequent events of Sylvia Plath's life. Plath went through years of depression, eventually commiting suicide in 1964. I suspect that Plath had a great deal of anger surrounding her fathers death, perhaps for leaving her so early. Yet at the same time, she expresses an anger for the life her father led while he was living, implicating some sence of insest in their relationship. Plath wrote another poem about her father entitled 'Daddy' in which among other things, Plath calls her father a bastard.
Then when she was twenty-two years old, she lost her father to cancer, than two years later, her brother died of typhoid. Woolf suffered deep depression and mood swings, due to the traumas she is experienced in her life, and multiple times tried to commit suicide. After her father’s death, “she went to live with her sister and two brothers in Bloomsbury, the district of London that later became associated with the group among whom she moved...The Bloomsbury Group thrived at the center of the middle-class and upper-middle-class London intelligentsia” (Greenblatt 2143). In The Bloomsbury Group... ... middle of paper ... ...na. "The Image Of The Father In Virginia Woolf And Graham Swift."
Poe's life started tragically, when his father deserted his family and his mother died of tuberculosis (Bloom 1999). The death of his mother could have influenced some of his darker themes in his poems about death .He lived his childhood with a foster family who paid for his education (Bloom 1999). He went to a University for a while until he got into trouble. He had a gambling issue that latter put him into great debt; his foster father refused to pay for (Bloom 1999). Poe put his soul into writing and he used his personal experiences through out life.
O’Neill’s mother also suffered with an addiction to morphine after childbirth and the hardship of losing her son, O’Neil’s younger brother Edmund died very young after contracting measles from his older brother Jamie. In this play Eugene switches names with Edmund. It is thought that Euguene O’Neill
Plath depicts herself as a victim by saying she is like a Jew, and her father is like a Nazi. Plath uses a train engine as a metaphor for her father speaking the German Language, and also to depict herself as a victimized Jew being taken away to a concentration camp. Plath states “And the language obscene / An engine, and engine / Chuffing me off like a Jew” (Plath 30-32). This shows the subtle metaphor of the train engine being her father speaking the German language and how she feels she is a prisoner. Plath uses other subtle metaphor that connect her father discreetly to the Nazis when she uses German words such as “Luftwaffe” (42) which is the German air force, and “Panzer-man” (45) who were the men who manned the German tanks.
Within this piece of work, Plath uses direct references to how she feels towards her father who was the greatest influence on her poetry. The bond, or lack of, between Sylvia Plath and her “Daddy” is commonly associated with the purpose of her poetry. Her father died when Plath was only ten years old and this created a tremendous amount of stress on the family as her mother was trying to raise her children as a single mother. Her father’s death forced her mother, Aurelia, to work two jobs, sell her home, and move in with her family to support the children. Dealing with the death of a husband is extremely hard to cope with, without the added stressor of a limited amount of money to try to buy food and put a roof over your children’s head.
Furthermore, each daughter acts in order to spite her father. “Daddy” is about a German father who is considered a Nazi, so the speaker says, “I began to talk like a Jew./I think I may well be a Jew” (l.34-35). This clearly puts distance between the father and daughter through their identities. In my poem, when I have issues, I immediately turn to the person at the core of our fights. I confide and vent to my boyfriend (l.6), who only fuels the fires of my anger.
although there was mostly hatred you can also see how even though they had a bad relationship she still misses him “Bit my pretty red heart in two. I was ten when they buried you. At twenty I tried to die And get back, back, back to you. I thought even the bones would do.” (www.poets.org, 2014). Along with writing a poem about her dad Sylvia had also wrote many other poems, her first poem was even published in the Boston Herald’s ch... ... middle of paper ... ...Plath and on February 11, 1963 she wrote a note telling her downstairs neighbour to call the doctor.
Emily’s purchase of arsenic, foreshadows an impending danger because not long afterwards, a stench spreads across her neighborhood. The tragedy surrounding the stench is however suppressed by the disorganized... ... middle of paper ... ...aker feels suppressed an alienated. Metaphor plays a central role in this poem. Firstly, the speaker uses “Nazis” to build a sharp contrast between herself as the oppressed and her father, the oppressor. She creates a “Holocaust” scenario, a powerful symbol by portraying herself as a Jew who is being transported to the dead camp and her father as the German soldier in command of operation.
Sylvia Plath was a gifted and troubled poet, known for the confessional style of her work. Her father, Otto Plath, was an entomologist and was professor of biology and German at Boston University. He died when she was eight year old due to untreated diabetes. She married Ted Hughes in 1956, and had two children. After Hughes left her for another woman in 1962, she was left with feelings of grief, guilt, and anger that would haunt her for life and led her to create most of her poetry.