Style Of Writing In The Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath

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"Sylvia Plath is renowned as one of the most powerful American poets of the post war period. Her acclaimed poetry and prose are characterized by intense self-consciousness, accusatory despair, and disquieting expressions of futility and frustration," (Sylvia). Sylvia Plath was an American poet, who had a very unique way of writing. She used plenty of devices to radiate her life through literature and poetry. Plath only wrote one novel which was The Bell Jar shortly after she suffered from a suicide attempt. The novel was about an A-student from Boston named Esther who seems to be trying to figure out her power as a woman. Esther’s stubborn personality and indecisiveness do not help her advance; they rather break her down so much that she has plenty of suicide thoughts. The novel goes through Esther being a naïve adolescent to a woman who had terrible life experiences. Throughout the novel, Plath has a unique literary style, and a style of writing. Figurative language is portrayed to create vividness in the novel. As the characters condition worsens Plath matches the tone and mood to give it feeling. The Bell Jar is also a reflection of her personal experiences. Sylvia Plath is Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, which is a semiautobiographical fiction novel, portrays a unique style of writing. It is written in an informal style. Esther, the main character is basically conversing with the reader personally. Plath uses this style to be able to draw the reader in and make them feel like they are actually living it. “There is something demoralizing about watching two people get more and more crazy about each other, especially when you are the only extra person in the room. It's like watching Paris from an express caboose h... ... middle of paper ... ...be a death-obsessed poet, and usually all of her pieces were dark and negative. “Although the seemingly inevitable suicide of Sylvia Plath would invoke a weak image of her, as does the main character of her novel’s own suicide attempt, it is in her work where we see her emotional triumphs as well as her emotional setbacks,” (Sylvia). Esther is as weak as Plath, she is negative, and does not have any motivation to complete anything. Plath wrote the novel The Bell Jar, as a representation of her life. She has a unique style of writing which makes her novel easier to understand, and easier to get drawn in. The main character Esther is portrayed as a woman who is trying to figure herself out, but in the end is weak and negative. Plath uses town shift, and diction to match the personality of her main character. The informal style helps the reader understand the novel.
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