In the novel, The Bell Jar, the main character, Esther goes through some deep depression that leads to attempts of suicide, and eventually lands her in several different private hospitals. In Esther’s life, there are many factors, internal and external, that lead to the collapse of her life. The majority of these factors come from her surroundings. A main part of Esther’s life is her writing and her future as an English major in college. Once she begins to lose her ability to read and write, it takes a big toll on her character, creating one of the main reasons she becomes depressed.
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