To understand why Plath is placed in the literary category that she is, there needs to be knowledge of her personal life. Born in 1932 in Massachusetts, Plath led a short and tragic life. Even as a young girl she excelled in academics, but her strength and interest was always in writing. Unfortunately, her prose often reflected the misfortunes that she faced. When she was only eight, she lost her father to an illness he had battled for some time.
At the start, I really did not like Gilly; I thought she was really mean and a horrible person. As the book continued though, I realised she was a lonely, hurt person who was rebellious for a reason. She needed love. I thought the ending was a happy one because Gilly wants to come home rather than staying with Nonnie and her mother. All those years she wanted to be with her mother and when they actually met, she didn't like her.
Lastly, I will show how many of her poems from Ariel demonstrate Plath's self-loathing, and her need to feel a sense of success-even if that success comes from an accomplished suicide. Although Sylvia Plath had many opportunities throughout her life, and accomplished what many only dream of, we see how the few tragedies she did endure, affected her. At age eight her father died from complications related to diabetes. Plath had been very c... ... middle of paper ... ...g and gruesome at times, but each tells a story-a story of a woman, her life, her struggles, her successes and her failures. All of them allow us to step into the broken mind and heart of Sylvia Plath.
To commence, women have been denied self-expression which impacted their daily lives. First of all, in The Awakening, a character Edna Pontellier would try to surpass the typical housewife society. For example, the author mentions, “In Short, Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman. The mother woman seemed to prevail that summer…” (The Awakening 9). Edna doesn’t fit in this “mother woman” society.
Sylvia grew up with her brother in an ordinary household, under a strict father. Her childhood was happy, until in 1940, a week and a half after her eighth birthday, her father died due to complications of his untreated diabetes. This led to a loss of faith for a young Sylvia that she would never be able to regain and fueled her desire to write poetry and stories when she was ten. During her adolescence, she won many awards and honors for her writings and at age eighteen she received a scholarship to Smith College. That was when Plath’s symptoms of her severe depression began to emerge.
Two years after her death, "Ariel" was published. This small book includes Plath's poems written not long ago before her death. She wrote about the crucial issues of her life, but she made outstanding art from those issues. In foreword, Robert Lowell writes that "Though lines get repeated, and sometimes the plot is lost, language never dies in her mouthâ€¦Everything in these poems is personal, confessional, felt, but the manner of feeling is con... ... middle of paper ... ... vampire probably suggests Otto Plath's study of parasites, "Muscid Larvae of the San Francisco Bay Region Which Sucks Blood of Nesting Birds", a study that documents the endurance, tenacity, and enormous destructiveness of these larvae. This may also explain why Sylvia Plath uses "Frisco Seal" in the first place: not only because there are seals in San Francisco, but also because this is the place where her father conducted his research on muscid larvae.
Not allowing his wife do anything, not even write in a journal, constrained her. She slowly began to lose her mind and not realize what was really happening around her. She became delusional; not even comprehending that she was the one trapped behind bars and it was her who was losing her life. On the other hand, if he had let her keep active and go out of that room, her life would have changed drastically. The narrator wouldn’t have grown the same obsession with the wallpaper as she did before.
The highly recognized female novelist and poet, Sylvia Plath, lived a hard and tragic life. Plath was diagnosed with depression, a mood disorder that causes consistent feelings of sadness, at a very young age that made her life complicated in many ways. The battle continued on when she was diagnosed with severe depression later on in life which contributed to her death. Sylvia Plath was a very successful novelist and poet in the thirty short years of her life, however, the achievements were not enough to mask her depression battle that ran and ended her life. Sylvia Plath was born on 27 October 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts.
By practicing losing she feels we can master it, but losing and having emotional response to the loss is something that is human. Its as if shes afraid to admit that loss in her life has affected her. In “The Waiting Room”, Elizabeth a young girl whether the poet herself or a speaker she invented was surprised by what she felt. “What took me/completely by surprise/was that it was my voice in my mouth.”(44-47), when Elizabeth hears her aunt cry out from the dentists office, she felt she was the one crying out, as if they were living the painful experience together. Although her aunt wasn't there looking at the magazine with her, her response portrayed how she felt inside due to the images she was ... ... middle of paper ... ...Bishop doesn't clearly show the common ways people connect.
Comparing Plath's View on Motherhood with You're and 'Morning Song In Plath's poetry she is very depressed about her life but when you look at the poems, 'You're' and 'Morning Song' you get a new view on her life. These poems are about her opinion and feelings on motherhood and are her only positive poems that we have studied so far. Morning song is when Plath writes about her new baby daughter and how she feels towards her and 'you're', is a celebratory poem about approaching motherhood. Sylvia Plath wrote 'Morning song' after the birth of her first daughter. The poem is different from the cheerful poem 'you're' although she still talks about the good parts of pregnancy.